Manor Solomon joins Spurs from Shakhtar Donetsk until 2028.
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the free transfer of Israel forward Manor Solomon from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Solomon joins the Lilywhites on a five-year contract until the end of the 2027-28 season, becoming Ange Postecoglou’s fourth signing.
Solomon joins Dejan Kulusevski, Guglielmo Vicario, and James Maddison at Tottenham Stadium after excelling on loan with Fulham last year.
FIFA permitted players based in Ukrainian divisions to suspend their contracts during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Solomon subsequently joined Fulham for the 2022-23 season.
The Israeli international made his team’s debut in their opening 2-2 tie with Liverpool FC. But a knee injury and subsequent surgery forced him to miss five months of action.
Solomon recovered in time for the start of the 2023 season. While he struggled for regular starts at Craven Cottage, he had an impact as a substitute with five goals in 24 appearances.
Manor Solomon signs for Spurs
Solomon scored from the bench in three consecutive Premier League games against Nottingham Forest, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers before starting and scoring in an FA Cup fifth-round triumph over Leeds United.
In a 3-2 defeat to Brentford on March 6, the former Maccabi Petah Tikva teenager extended his scoring run to five games, which would prove to be his final goal contribution in a Fulham jersey.
Solomon was hoping to rejoin Shakhtar this summer. His deal with the Ukrainian powerhouse was going to expire in December. But FIFA recently expanded its policy allowing players based in Ukraine to suspend their contracts.
Because of this, the winger was free to leave Shakhtar during the current transfer window. Before Tottenham made their approach, Fulham had been considering a permanent deal. But Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin had threatened legal action if Tottenham had not made an offer.
It is unknown what, if any, effect the agreement may still have on the Lilywhites.
Palkin had vowed to sue Tottenham for “unjust enrichment” if they went ahead and signed Solomon as a free agent.
Solomon departs Shakhtar after scoring 22 goals and assisting nine more in 106 matches for the Miners, helping them to two Ukrainian Premier League crowns, one Ukrainian Cup, and one Ukrainian Super Cup.
The 5′ 7″ striker has made 35 appearances for Israel and has seven goals and nine assists. On June 19, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Andorra in a Euro 2024 qualifying match.
Solomon might make his Tottenham Hotspur debut against West Ham United in Perth on July 18 as part of the Lilywhites’ pre-season tour of Asia and Australia.
Leicester City will play in Thailand on July 23. Roma will play in Singapore on July 26. Shakhtar will play in a charity match on August 6.