With a great generation in the making like Liel Abada (Celtic Glasgow) and Manor Solomon (Fulham), Israeli football had a great summer with the final of the U19 selection at the European Championship. Despite a 3-1 extra-time defeat against England in the final, Israel had a great tournament, including eliminating France in the semi-finals. His main talent, Oscar Gloukh has notably burst the screen. A very technical playmaker, the 18-year-old scored 3 goals in the competition and delivered 2 offerings. Ambidextrous with a pocket profile (1m70) with a silky first touch and a good vision of the game, he splashed his talent in this tournament and stood out.
Under contract until June 2024 with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, he shone with 3 goals in 8 appearances last season and confirmed at the start of the season. Patron of his training, of which he is the top scorer (3 achievements) and the best passer (4 offerings), Oscar Gloukh takes his team to the top of the Israeli championship after 5 days. A canon start to the season for the player born in Rehovot which could have been very different. This summer, the Russian media Sports Express had revealed that Zenit Saint-Petersburg wanted to offer his services but he finally stayed in the country.
Three French clubs in the ranks
Able to evolve as an 8, 10 or winger, Oscar Gloukh will not be sold at any price and Maccabi Tel-Aviv is trying to extend him as explained by his coach Vladimir Ivic: “We don’t want to sell him and we are currently trying to get him to sign a new contract for another four years. He wouldn’t be sold unless a team offered €10m. Most importantly, speculation surrounding his future will have no impact on him, as he is a very level-headed child.” Also announced in the sights of Rangers and Celtic in Scotland, Oscar Gloukh has been talked about in French clubs.
According to our information, the number 11 of Maccabi Tel-Aviv is in the small papers of three Ligue 1 formations. Among them, we find in particular Olympique de Marseille. While captain Dimitri Payet seems to be slowly leaving his place, Oscar Gloukh represents an option to prepare for the future on the side of the Phocaeans. This Saturday against Beitar Jerusalem (4-0 victory) where he scored and delivered an offering, he was supervised by OM but also Lille OSC and Stade Brestois 29. The next great talent in Israeli football, Oscar Gloukh begins to grow and the French clubs are very receptive.