Arsenal interested in signing 21-year-old Israel international

By | January 16, 2021

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Manor Solomon is keen on a move to the London giants, according to reports. Arsenal are understood to have made an initial approach to sign Israel international with a view to bringing him to the Emirates Stadium at the end of the campaign.

And a source close to Manor claimed that the winger would be ‘delighted’ if a move to London club came to fruition. The report also claims that super agent, Pini Zahavi, is involved in the deal and has been negotiating with Gunners technical director Edu.

Solomon was also offered to the Gunners last year but the move broke down when Raul Sanllehi, who was Arsenal’s head of football, left the club. Leeds United have also been linked with a move for the 21-year-old forward, who has impressed this campaign with five goals in 17 matches for Shakhtar.

Speaking in an interview this week, Israeli winger’s agent, Ronen Katsav, indicated that the forward is likely to leave Shakhtar at the end of the season. ‘I think the bigger transfers will happen in the summer because January is always corrections,’ he said.

‘Secondly, the corona is affecting, and things will be clearer in the summer than now. But anything can happen.’ Manor, who was signed from Israeli side Maccabi Petah Tikva in a £5m deal in 2019, still has two years remaining on his deal with the Ukrainian club.

However, it has been claimed that Matteo Guendouzi has rejected the chance to join his temporary side in a deal worth £27m because he sees his future at a much bigger club ‘where he can at least play in the UEL’.