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The Spanish newspaper, AS, reported yesterday that Yossi Benayoun was likely to leave Racing Santander for Tottenham Hotspur, which is considered London's "Jewish team."

Benayoun told the newspaper he enjoyed playing for Santander, but that "sometimes things develop in unexpected ways."

On arriving in Israel yesterday, the young midfielder from Dimona added, "If a good offer comes from a big club, of course I'll consider it." Tottenham scouted Benayoun in the past, when he played for Maccabi Haifa, but never made an offer for him.