Anan Khalaili signs for four seasons at Union

The 19-year-old Arab-Israeli winger joins from Maccabi Haifa and signs a contract until 2028 at the Marien Stadium.

The striker was at Maccabi Haifi's academy since 2014. His family is originally from the Arab town of Sakhnin. Anan's father Majdi was a goalkeeper, and is now a trainer at SC Neve Yosef, a Haifa-based social project that brings together different ethnic groups from the city.

During the 2019-2020 season, he still played for SC Neve Yosef's U19 youth team, where he scored 25 goals in 24 matches, and returned to Maccabi.


His debut for Maccabi Haifa's first team took place on 2 February 2022, with a 26-minute substitution. Last season, Anan completely blossomed, scoring 14 times in 50 matches and providing six assists. Including one against KAA Gent in the Conference League.

Anan now comes over to Brussels. Welcome to Union, Anan!