Fulham are closing to completing a deal to bring Israeli international Manor Solomon to Craven Cottage after achieving a breakthrough in negotiations with the player’s representatives, according to the Athletic this afternoon.
The Premier League newcomers had agreed a £7m with Shakhtar Donetsk for the skilful winger, who was keen to test himself in England and play for Marco Silva. But protracted discussions with Solomon’s representatives had not delivered an agreement until late last week and Solomon, who had been the subject of offers from Torino and Club Bruges, is poised to put an end to the saga by signing a long-term deal with Fulham next week.
Long considered one of Israeli football’s brightest prospects, Solomon was airlifted out of the Ukraine following the Russian invasion and was thus available at a vastly-reduced price having starred for Shakhtar, scoring four goals in sixteen league fixtures before the outbreak of war. He helped Shakhtar win the double in his first season and became the youngest Israeli ever to score in the Champions’ League. He grabbed an excellent equaliser against Manchester City in 2019 before scoring twice against Real Madrid a year later.