Premier League sides Arsenal, and Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Manor Solomon, who could leave Shakhtar next summer.
According to Asromalive, there could be significant interest in Israel international Manor Solomon in January or possibly next summer. Shakhtar somehow managed to dodge offers from many clubs during the summer, with Arsenal and Aston Villa among clubs keen on the winger.
Manor Solomon had an impressive season with Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk last season, scoring nine goals in 23 league appearances. His performances have helped him get linked to multiple clubs across the continent, and he is widely expected to make a big move next summer.
The 22-year-old has two years left on his deal, while Shakhtar might try to extend the agreement to protect the player’s value. There is a chance they might cash in next summer to recoup some transfer fees. Either way, there will be plenty of offers coming along if the Ukrainian club let Solomon leave.
However, the Israeli winger’s agent Shlomi Ben Ezra recently commented about Solomon’s future, suggesting the player had been keen on leaving, but Shakhtar might have blocked a possible move.
He said, “Last summer Shakhtar refused any offer, but it could only be a matter of time. I am confident that he can aspire to very high levels and that he can play in another city next year. We will see in January where the team will be. There will be opportunities being a market window”.
There was significant interest from Arsenal and Atalanta during the summer, while Aston Villa seem like the only club to have made an official offer. However, Shakhtar reportedly deemed the figures offered by Villa well below their valuation of the winger.
Solomon certainly fits the profile of players Arsenal are looking at, and their transfer strategy in the summer was proof of that. If the 22-year-old Israel international becomes available for a reasonable price, a move might materialise, despite the Gunners having plenty of offensive options among their ranks.
As for Villa, he could still be a target next summer, despite the club’s outlay on Leon Bailey. Solomon has plenty of potential to develop, and moving to the Premier League early would certainly help the winger in his career. It remains to be seen if Solomon moves to England or somewhere else in January or next summer.