Former Chelsea and Liverpool star Yossi Benayoun bids fond farewell

Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has said that he is looking forward to going back to Israel.

Yossi Benayoun is on his way back to Israel and has bid a fond farewell to England.

The 34-year-old midfielder has decided to leave Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers and has signed a two-year contract with his former club Maccabi Haifa.

The Israel international had been playing in England since 2005 and had established himself as one of the players who gave his all whenever called up.

Benayoun joined West Ham United from Spanish club Racing Santander in 2005, and two impressive years later he moved to Liverpool. The former Hapoel Be'er Sheva star was on the books of the Merseyside outfit until 2010, when Chelsea came calling.

The veteran midfielder did not have the best of time at Stamford Bridge, but he did add another big club to his CV, featuring for Arsenal on loan during the 2011-12 campaign. Then in December 2013, he was signed by QPR to help in their push towards Premier League promotion.

Which Benayoun did, and now he is going back to his former club Haifa in Israel, but not before bidding goodbye to his fans in the Premier League.

Benayoun took Instagram to thank the fans in England for their support and posted the following picture with the message: ‘It was a great adventure of 12 years away from Israel,I want to thank England for giving me a lovely 9 years at the top and playing for few of the great clubs! WEST HAM,LIVERPOOL.CHELSEA,ARSENAL,QPR. Now it is the time to go home Thank you England #lovleycountry'

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