By 90Min
January 13, 2018

Maccabi Tel-Aviv forward Nick Blackman is considering representing Israel at international level, according to the Jewish Chronicle

Blackman is currently on loan to the Israeli side from Championship play-off hopefuls Derby County and is enjoying his time in Israel, scoring six goals in 15 league games. 

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The 28-year-old has a Jewish mother, and when he signed for Tel-Aviv, took Israeli citizenship meaning he is now eligible to represent the national team, which is something that excites Blackman. 

Speaking to the publication, he said: "To represent a country like Israel would be a great honour for me.

"I don’t know very much about the national team but playing for Israel would be something that really interests me."

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The Israeli side's manager Jordi Cruyff, son of football legend Johan Cruyff, has also spoken on the matter, and believes that Blackman would be a great asset for the national team.


He stated: "The Israel team someone like Nick. He is very strong, has a presence and it's difficult to know the ball off him."

Blackman is currently contracted to Derby until 2019, although Cruyff is hoping to make the Derby loanee's stay at Maccabi Tel Aviv permanent. 

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