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“Robbers on the road”- Shakhtar chief accuses Tottenham in Manor Solomon transfer

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"Robbers on the road"- Shakhtar chief accuses Tottenham in Manor Solomon transfer

Accusation regarding Manor Solomon signing set fire between the clubs

As per Daily Mail, Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk’s chief executive, Serhiy Palkin, has accused Tottenham of taking advantage of the war in Ukraine to sign Manor Solomon for free. The Israeli winger signed as a free agent last summer.

The Shakhtar’s chief has made a controversial statement about Spurs. Manor Solomon was a player signed by Shakhtar in 2019 for £5.1m, he had a contract until December 2023 with the Ukrainian club. But FIFA granted permission for non-Ukrainian nationals to suspend their contracts following Russia’s invasion, and Spurs swooped in to snap up the Israeli international last July.

Manor Solomon writes to fans as he continues rehab
Manor Solomon signed as a free agent for Tottenham in last Summer

Solomon signed a five-year deal with the Lillywhites. Serhiy Palkin accuses the ‘English club used the war as a tool to sign the player’, He also said that Shakhtar will move with legal action for Spurs not paying any transfer fee for the player, and suggested the Premier League club had acted immorally.

He also revealed that the conversation regarding this with the Spurs officials was not successful, he accuses the contract termination action by FIFA of leading the club to many losses, including players.

Manor Solomon at Fulham
Manor Solomon missed the major part of his debut season with Spurs with knee injury (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

“I cannot believe this kind of club with a huge history – not just European level, world level – that they can behave like this. From my point of view, it’s not acceptable behaviour. They have taken advantage of the war.”

Palkin said to The Telegraph. He compared the Spurs to European champions Real Madrid, where the Spanish club paid Shakhtar for Vinicus Tobias as they took the player as a loanee.

“It’s very strange that everybody says we are one football family, when one of the top clubs receives a player free of charge and the market value of this player is up to €25m (£21.2m). We invested in this player and developed this player for this kind of value.

he added. The signing of Spurs was referred to as ‘robbers on the road’. The North London club signed Solomon in a fair deal by agreeing to all terms of FIFA, according to the FIFA statement, they can sign any foreign player who played for the Ukrainian club as a free agent, any compensation for the Ukrainian club was not mentioned in the statement by FIFA.

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So they don’t have to fear any legal action by Shakhtar. Tottenham also haven’t responded to the statement. Also, Solomon featured in five of Tottenham’s first seven league games last season but has not played since September after picking up a serious knee injury.

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