Shortly after completing his move to the Austrian Lusk Linz, who led the table until the “Corona break” and was unfortunately punished and under the auspices of the offset deteriorated to fourth place at the end of the season, 19-year-old midfielder Yoav Hoffmeister, still an IDF soldier and hence unable to play abroad. L, will be loaned back to Israel and will play next season for Kiryat Shmona.
Hoffmeister, who grew up in the youth department of Maccabi Tel Aviv and last season played for Betar Tel Aviv / Bat Yam and for the past six months in Ramat Hasharon from the national league, has agreed on a season contract with the northern club and is expected to take part tomorrow in the training game against Nof Hagalil. As mentioned, in the 2021/22 season he is already expected to belong to the squad of the Austrian team in the media just signed and was immediately loaned out.
Kiryat Shmona said that coach Kobi Refuah followed the player already last season and he believes that Hoffmeister can be a suitable replacement in the center of the field. As is well known, this is another acquisition that Kiryat Shmona is making in preparation for the new season, after Adrian Rochet, Lucio, Roi Kehat and Dor Alo have already joined.
In addition, the club is interested in continuing the path of contact Ismail Ryan. The latter ended the contract in Kiryat Shmona and recently received a new offer to continue with the group, but at the same time is examining options abroad. Among other things, Ryan is receiving interest from teams in Turkey and Belgium, but following the Corona, these are low financial offers and it is not impossible that he will stay another season in Israel and go abroad only in about a year. At the same time, Medicine is looking for strangers to the team both at the back brake position and at the link. Former Hapoel Haifa, Francisco Jr., was offered to the team.