Maor Rahmani 27/07/2020 19:01
Leban Kotlia (Hapoel Tel Aviv)
The Georgian striker, Levan Kotlia, signed today (Monday) for two years at Hapoel Tel Aviv and will join Nir Klinger’s squad, as was first revealed in ONE, when he already summed up his terms about three weeks ago. In the last week, he arrived in Israel and will now train separately due to the isolation, and then he will join his new friends in the Khodorov compound as well.
Kotlia (31) played last season in Kazakh Irish, before playing in his homeland in Dinamo Tbilisi, where he scored 20 goals in 33 league appearances. In 2018 he played for Torpedo Kutaisi, where he scored 10 goals in 34 league appearances. The striker also played in Shukura, Marani Marbatili, Audishi, Zugdidi, where he began his professional career – and Zasptoni. Kotlia also played for Bosnian Mostar and Slavia and made 4 appearances for the young national team in his homeland.
Kotlia functions as a central striker, second striker as well as a front midfielder, joining in the foreign tombstone Emanuel Boateng, Ernests Stakus and Armando Cooper, who signed but have not yet been officially introduced. Like Kotlia, Omar Brauna is also considered a player who has made an impression and has already closed his terms in advance and it will be interesting to see if he is really tested or if he is immediately signed as the Reds’ fifth foreigner ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Meanwhile, Hapoel Tel Aviv’s CFO Liran Mukhtar resigned after submitting a letter of resignation last week. Mukhtar, who was highly valued by the staff of the senior group and the youth department, told the owner that he had exhausted himself and was interested in embarking on a new path. It should be noted that they opposed his resignation, refuse to accept her and even offer him to serve as the club’s general manager, ONE has learned.
The Reds’ chief financial officer was in fact the senior behind-the-scenes factor at the club for the past two years, without a general manager at Wolfson and can be understood to have served as such in practice. The management aspect is Zeev Greenberg.