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Report: Omer Damari in Israel, on the hunt for a new team

Bild reports Damari has two suitors from the Israeli Premier League.

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It has long been suggested that Omer Damari's Red Bull Global Soccer nightmare will finally come to an end with a return home to Israel, as soon as he can find a club to take him (and at least some portion of his RB Leipzig salary). Maccabi Haifa is the favorite to sign the seemingly-cursed (he's had three separate stints at Red Bull clubs blighted by injury) striker:

But Damari hasn't officially signed for anyone yet, so there is still time for some rumor-mongering. In a report that is mostly focused on gently mocking RB Leipzig's transfer busts (calling Damari, for example, "the most expensive misunderstanding in club history"), Bild reports that Damari is in Israel looking for a new club. In addition to Maccabi Haifa, it is suggested Hapoel Be'er Sheva is also in the mix.

Any deal is expected to be a loan, with RB Leipzig continuing to pick up some of the tab for a player under contract to the Red Bull club until 2018.

The once-prolific scorer's career suffered a mighty setback almost as soon as he signed with RB Leipzig in 2015. He wasn't able to recover his form with either RB Salzburg or the New York Red Bulls. But, at least for RBNY, there were clear signs of his ability in the brief moments he wasn't injured. And his only goal for the MLS side was a crucial equalizer on the road in El Salvador in CONCACAF Champions League.

For that alone, Once A Metro wishes Damari every success in finding the fresh start he needs to get his career back on track.