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Shakhtar Donetsk chief threatens to take Tottenham to court over Manor Solomon

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Manor Solomon at Fulham

Shakhtar Donetsk to take Tottenham Hotspur to court for Monor Solomon transfer

Sergei Palkin, the chief executive of Shakhtar Donetsk, has threatened to take Tottenham Hotspur to court if they try to sign Monor Solomon.

The North London side have been linked with a move for the Israel international ahead of the upcoming transfer window. As things stand, the forward’s contract with the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex runs until June 2024.

Following the outbreak of war between Ukraine and Russia, FIFA amended certain transfer rules, allowing foreign nationals in the respective countries to suspend their contract.

Tottenham have been warned against signing Manor Solomon by Shakhtar Donetsk.
Tottenham have been warned against signing Manor Solomon by Shakhtar Donetsk. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old did that last summer in order to join Fulham on loan. As things stand, the forward is expected to do the same once again, with FIFA extending the amendment until 2024.

Solomon has just a year left on his contract. Therefore, the Israeli could potentially leave Shakhtar for free. However, speaking to ESPN, Palkin is not too happy about that prospect.

“I contacted Solomon and his agent and invited him back to our club. I said ‘you can play all the games in Champions League, you will be in the starting eleven’ but he doesn’t want to move and I believe he will stay in England.

“Finally, where he will go, I don’t know. In any case, if you go to Tottenham, we will deal with Tottenham in court in this case.”

Solomon joined the Cottagers and was impressive for them in the 2022/23 season. After picking up an injury early on in the campaign, the 23-year-old showcased his talent, scoring five goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for the Craven Cottage side.

Manor Solomon did well at Fulham.
Manor Solomon did well at Fulham. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham’s attack currently consists of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison. None of our attackers, except the English skipper, lived up to the expectations during the campaign.

Spurs’ South Korean star was rather quiet by his standards. The 30-year-old seemed exhausted. We did not have adequate cover for him in the squad either.

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Considering that Son is not getting any younger, it would be wise to get an understudy for him. Solomon’s contact situation presents an opportunity for us. But will the North London side potentially sign the Israeli with the lingering threat of litigation against us? Only time will tell.

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