MOSCOW, September 20 (RIA Novosti)
Cardiff City striker Robert Earnshaw has agreed terms on a one-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli side said Thursday.
The 31-year-old Wales international has already passed a medical, the team said.
"I am delighted with this latest addition,” sports director Jordi Cruyff told the Maccabi Tel Aviv website. “His goal-scoring record speaks for itself."
Earnshaw, who went through Cardiff City’s youth development program before becoming a full-time professional in 2003, had three spells at his boyhood club.
He also played for Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion, scoring 202 goals in 453 league and cup appearances.
Earnshaw scored four goals in 22 appearances for Cardiff last season before his team were denied promotion to the Premier League as they lost 5-0 on aggregate to West Ham United in the League Championship playoffs.
Earnshaw has been capped 58 times by Wales and scored 16 goals for the Dragons, last appearing in a friendly game against Bosnia in August which Wales lost 2-0.
Maccabi Tel Aviv are currently third in the Israeli Premier League table on goal difference with three wins in three games.
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