Israeli Midfielder Is A Star In Making

With the winter transfer window in full swing, clubs are scampering around to sign the best player on the market. And just like every other season, there are some new talented players from low-rung leagues whose performances have caught the eyes of the big leagues. One such player is Oscar Gloukh, the talented midfielder playing his trade in the Israeli side, Maccabi Tel Aviv. 

At just 18 years, Gloukh is the best player to come out of Israel. His impressive displays have been noticed by several in the domestic league and the 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. 

These displays was rewarded with multiple European clubs looking to add the teenager to their ranks. However, in the end the race was won by Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. Gloukh might be the most prominent star since Yossi Benayoun for Israeli football. 

So, who is Oscar Gloukh, and how has he been in his short career?

Playing career so far 

Oscar Gloukh was born on April 1, 2004, in Rehovot, 20 kilometres from Tel Aviv, Israel. His father was a Jew from Russia who emigrated to Israel like thousands of other people in Aliyah (migrate to Israel). Oscar Gloukh started his career at Maccabi Sha’arayim F.C. but only stayed for one year before joining Maccabi Tel Aviv’s youth ranks. 

He has since been at the club for 12 years, going from strength to strength as he made rapid progress through various age groups. Finally, in the 2020-21 season, he was given a crack at the first team as he played in the Championship Round of the Ligat ha’Al. 

Playing in eight matches, Gloukh scored three goals, with one coming in a winning cause and the other earning his team a draw. This prompted newly appointed manager Vladimir Ivic to promote him to the senior squad. 

And in just 15 matches, he has proved that he is too good for the Israeli league, even at such a young age. His impressive displays are a key reason they are currently in second place in the league. And if he manages to keep up this level of performance, then Tel Aviv could also win their 24th league title.

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