Even in his rosiest dreams, Anan Halailly did not believe that in less than a year he would turn a youth game into a significant cog in Maccabi Haifa's senior team, and would even be included in the Israeli national team. Apparently, only two people believed this would happen: the player's father - Majdi Khalili, who himself was a goalkeeper and former player mainly in the lower leagues, and also the coach of Israel's youth team - Ofir Haim.
Haim gave Khalili the credit in the World Cup, which in retrospect brought him up to a significant adult contract, and it seems that this is only the beginning of the player's path. Halaili, 19, arrived at the World Under-20 Championship with a low market value of 75,250 euros, and within a month the ability he displayed for Israel caused a significant increase in his value, up to a market value of <>,<> euros.
Anan Halaili. Will stay in Carmel, photo: Bernie Ardov
Later, the young midfielder went on to the youth team and even Alon Hazan's senior team, when he was given a place in the first team in the crucial Euro 2024 qualifying matches. Also in Masai's lineup, Halailly became a significant cog in the shadow of the departure of Omer Atzili and the injury of Dolev Haziza.
Maccabi Haifa's management quickly realized the young star's potential and already at the beginning of the summer set a price tag of one and a half million euros for him. Throughout the Champions League campaign, Carmel feared his departure, with offers coming in from Europe, but Halailly chose to stay in Carmel. On Sunday morning, he signed an upgraded contract that is considered one of the highest and most appreciated in Israeli football.
According to the agreement, the midfielder's price tag will be €4.5 million, with Halailly also holding 20 percent of his future sale. His salary has been significantly upgraded and he will now earn about $120,2027 per season, which could be upgraded by the end of his contract in <>.
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Anan Halaili. On the way to the top, photo: Alan Shaver
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