October 11, 2022
Fabrizio Romano confirms Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle and Villa missed out

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According to fabrice romanoManor Solomon at Fulham is now a done deal, meaning Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa have missed out.

What is the story?

Well, the Premier League quartet were all interested in the Israel international, according to TEAMtalk.

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However, they were beaten to the signing of Solomon by Fulham, who are currently top of the league under Marco Silva.

Romano believes a €7.5m (£6.2m) deal has been agreed between Shakhtar Donetsk and the Cottagers which is a bargain for a player Arsenal would have offered 17m pounds sterling in 2021.

Of course, the war in Ukraine played a part in lowering the fee, as football in the country came to a standstill.

The 22-year-old has signed a contract at Craven Cottage until 2027 and will arrive in west London on July 1.

Shakhtar Donetsk agreed to a 15% sell clause.

Fulham did extremely well to sign Manor Solomon

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With all due respect, we’re not sure how Fulham managed to get this deal through.

Solomon scored twice against Real Madrid last season – one in Ukraine, one in Spain – and looked destined to join one of the Premier League’s top sides.

It was no surprise to see Arsenal bid for him, and it says a lot that Shakhtar Donetsk actually rejected that £17m offer.

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Obviously, they rate the Israeli very highly, but unfortunately the war has caused a separation between the two.

Hopefully Solomon can get his career back on track in London, where we expect to see him cause all sorts of problems for defenders.

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