Fulham expect to complete an initial loan deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon in the coming days, according to the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler.
The Israeli international has agreed to a 12-month loan at Craven Cottage and will conclude the formalities of his switch in London later today. Solomon is keen to test himself in the Premier League under Marco Silva and has rejected interest from Nice and Olympiacos to sign for the Premier League newcomers – after a FIFA ruling permitting Ukrainian-based foreign players to suspend their contracts until next summer superseded an agreement between Fulham and Shakhtar over a £6m permanent transfer.
Solomon, long considered one of the brightest talents to emerge from Israeli football for many years, was airlifted out of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The 22 year-old helped Shakhtar win the domestic double in his first campaign with the club and became the youngest Israeli to score in the Champions’ League. Having scored at Manchester City in 2019, Solomon followed that with by grabbing goals against Real Madrid home and away a year later.