Tottenham Hotspur are currently weighing up whether to make a move for Israeli international Manor Solomon, according to The Athletic.
A FIFA ruling that allowed Ukraine-based players – who are not Ukrainian nationals – to suspend their contract, Solomon exercised this option, prior to agreeing terms with Fulham last July.
Solomon exercised an option to suspend his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and had been due to return at the end of the season, however, it is not possible with the war still taking place.
Fulham are reported to be keen to land the winger on a permanent basis with Tottenham said to be eager to land him if he does not decide to stay at Craven Cottage, the report describes the north Londoners as ‘being at the front of the queue’ for his services.
A FIFA ruling confirmed on Monday that he will be able to leave Shakhtar on a free transfer this summer.
A statement from FIFA read: “In order to protect foreign players and coaches who have left the territory of Ukraine or Russia due to the conflict and who do not wish to currently return in view of the circumstances, those players and coaches will have the right to unilaterally suspend their employment contracts with clubs affiliated to the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) or the Football Union of Russia (FUR) until 30 June 2024, provided that the clubs are duly informed of the suspension in writing by 1 July 2023.”
Solomon has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season, making just seven starts in those matches and scoring five goals while failing to provide an assist (transfermarkt).
Tottenham round off their Premier League campaign tomorrow afternoon when they face Leeds United at Elland Road still looking to secure a place in the Europa Conference League.
It is hardly surprising to see Tottenham sniffing around a player who could be available as a free transfer, however, it begs to differ why we would be interested in Solomon when we already should be looking to give Bryan Gil one more opportunity under a new manager.
Soloman has hardly set the world alight at Fulham this season and would represent another sub-standard signing rather than a player who can immediately improve the starting eleven.
One of the most baffling decisions of recent windows was to bring in Arnaut Danjuma, the Dutchman can certainly feel hard done by after hardly being given an opportunity to impress with the hope of making his loan deal permanent.
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