Fulham revive their deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon after £5.9m transfer collapsed

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Fulham revive £6m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon – who was forced to flee war-torn Kyiv after Russia’s invasion – after £6m transfer hit problems last month

  • Fulham initially agreed a £5.9million transfer for winger Manor Solomon in April
  • But the deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for him looked to have collapsed last month
  • The transfer is back on track with the 22-year-old hopeful of singing this week 
  • Fulham have turned to Bernd Leno after talks for Thomas Strakosha stalled 

Fulham have revived their deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon. 

The £5.9million transfer, initially agreed in April, looked to have collapsed last month but is now back on course and the 22-year-old Israeli is hopeful of signing this week. 

Solomon was forced to flee from his home in Kyiv amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and made a harrowing 25-hour journey across the border to safety in neighbouring Poland. 

Fulham have revived their £5.9million deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon (left)

Fulham have revived their £5.9million deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon (left)

Like many Shakhtar players he has been allowed to leave with football in the country suspended indefinitely, and his representatives Shlomy Ben Ezra and Pini Zahavi have been quick to find him a new home with Fulham.

Solomon, the youngest Israeli player to score in the Champions League, has 28 caps for his country and can play on the left wing or behind the striker.

He will fill the gap to be left by Fabio Carvalho’s departure from Fulham after the youngster joined Liverpool last month.

Fulham, meanwhile, have turned to Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno after talks for Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha stalled. 

The Cottagers could lose Cyrus Christie as the defender is in talks with Preston North End. 

Solomon's arrival will fill the gap left by Fabio Carvalho's departure after joining Liverpool

Solomon’s arrival will fill the gap left by Fabio Carvalho’s departure after joining Liverpool 

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