According to, Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in signing Esteban Batista who has already played for the Israeli club in the 2007-2008 season.

No doubt Batista is drawing attention due to the excellent season he had with Fuenlabrada (14ppg, 8rpg, 1bpg) and his upcoming Spanish passport, but the player still has two years left in his contract with Fuenlabrada and a buyout of 2mil euro, which demotivated most Spanish clubs that have shown interest in him. According to Maccabi has already spoken twice with Fuenlabrada officials about a possible reduction of the player’s buyout.