Tottenham reach agreement with ex-Fulham loanee Manor Solomon

Manor Solomon

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed a four-year contract with former Fulham loanee Manor Solomon, with medical set this week.

According to Sky Sports, the Israeli winger is set to undergo a medical with Spurs after agreeing to join the club as a free agent on a four-year deal.

Solomon impressed while on loan at Fulham last season, scoring four goals in 19 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers. Marco Silva’s side were linked with a permanent move for him this summer following his impressive campaign.

However, the  Craven Cottage side have been overtaken in the race for the 23-year-old’s services by Spurs who have agreed personal terms with the player.

Solomon is expected to join Spurs on a free transfer pending FIFA clearance. Despite his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk running until December, current FIFA rules allow players under contract at a Ukrainian club to extend their deals for another year. 

The clause known as Annex 7 means that Solomon can extend his deal past its current contract expiry date of December 31 and join a new suitor as a free agent.

However, Shakhtar Donetsk are furious about the FIFA ruling, which has allowed non-Ukrainian players to suspend their contracts due to the ongoing conflict in the country. The Ukrainian side have argued that it has cost them transfer fees on their foreign players, who they were open to selling, rendering the ruling, in their opinion, redundant.

The Israeli will become Tottenham’s fourth permanent signing this summer, following the acquisition of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli and Dejan Kulusevski, who spent last season on loan at the club.

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