Blackpool FC Boss, Ian Holloway Set To Sign Dekel Keinan

by Punter's Hero on July 19, 2010

in Football, Latest News

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has high hopes that he will sign Dekel Keinan within the next 48 hours.

Keinan, the 25 year old Israeli defender has already had a medical with the newly promoted Lancashire club and is now waiting for a work permit. Holloway does not expect any problems and has already pencilled in the defender for pre-season training later this week.

Holloway has busy strengthening his squad with Monaco midfielder Malaury Martin on trial and Francis Jeffers also training with the first team squad.

Keinan will be the replacement for Ben Burgers who has moved to Notts County.

“I wanted to keep Ben but someone offered him a two-year deal and he made that decision,” Holloway said.

“We were going to offer him a deal whereby if he played he would be paid a lot more than he’s getting at Notts County, but he goes with our best wishes. He played a big part.

“Having a big fella up front who can keep hold of the thing is a big help.

“Some of our fans didn’t appreciate it and wanted him to run through and score from 40 yards. It’s a shame we couldn’t educate everyone in what he did do and how important he was to the team. We are going to miss him.”

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