Idan Tal to leave Bolton

By JEREMY LAST
July 6, 2007 04:42
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Israel international Idan Tal is set to leave English Premiership club Bolton Wanderers, a year after beginning his second stint in the UK. In a rare move, Bolton announced on its official Web site on Wednesday that Tal is to hold talks with Betar Jerusalem. The midfielder, who has made 64 appearances for the Israeli national team, is hoping to move back home in time for the Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen on July 31. "We are in the process of giving permission to Betar Jerusalem to speak to Idan Tal, with a view to an Israeli club signing the player," a Bolton spokesman said. Tal made 16 appearances for Bolton following his transfer from Maccabi Haifa last summer, including 12 as a substitute. He had previously played for Everton in the Premier League between 2000 and 2002, but failed to make an impact and returned to Israel. The 31-year-old is currently training with Bolton at its camp in Austria and was due to travel with the team to South Korea next week, but he is likely to have left the club by then. With only three weeks to go until the Copenhagen game, Betar has been preparing at its own training camp in the Netherlands.

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