Manor Solomon set for Tottenham medical

Tottenham have reached a verbal agreement to sign Manor Solomon on a free transfer, with the Israel international set for medical tests on Tuesday.

Manor Solomon

Manor Solomon, 23, scored five times in 24 appearances for Fulham on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk last term. He had joined Fulham last summer on a temporary loan spell after exercising a FIFA rule allowing non-Ukrainian players to suspend their contracts following the invasion of Russia.

Despite Fulham’s interest in making the move permanent, the 23-year-old has now reportedly agreed terms for a five-year contract at Tottenham. As Solomon’s contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired at the end of June, he, therefore, will be able to join the North London club on a free transfer.

The Israeli forward will become Spurs’ fourth signing of the summer transfer window following winger Dejan Kulusevski, goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario and midfielder James Maddison, as new boss Ange Postecoglou hopes to rebuild the squad after an underwhelming 2022/23 campaign.

Manor Solomon would be an exciting addition to Ange Postecoglou’s squad

Tottenham are in the midst of a rebuild under new boss Ange Postecoglou, who is wary of the task he has at his hands after the club’s lacklustre performances last season under three different managers. After reinforcing the goalkeeping and midfield department, Postecoglou now wants to address the team’s lack of productivity in front of goal.

The departures of Lucas Moura and Arnaut Danjuma earlier this summer have weakened Tottenham’s attacking options, leaving Postecoglou with just Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski. Thus, the Spurs deciding to snap up free agent Manor Solomon is the right move.

Solomon was unfortunate with a serious knee injury that hampered his progress at Fulham at the start of the 2022/23 season. After recovering from it, the tricky winger went on a run of five goals in as many games as he helped Marco Silva’s side clinch a top-half finish.

Going by how he finished the 2022/23 season, the Israeli forward should not face any difficulty adjusting to the Premier League and making an immediate impact for Spurs. He would add speed, trickery, movement, assists and goals to a Tottenham team that has been massively dependent on Kane and Son for productivity in recent years. In addition, Solomon has the work ethic and drive to fit into the expansive, high-intensity football the new manager wants to instil at Spurs.

All in all, Postecoglou will be delighted to have signed an exciting attacker in Solomon on a free transfer. Given he is just 23, the winger has also got the potential to improve a lot in the next few years.

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