Arsenal target Manor Soloman reveals he has held talks with Premier League clubs over a summer transfer as Shakhtar Donetsk winger says it’s his ‘dream’ to play in England after failed move to Manchester City in 2017
- Manor Soloman has confirmed he has held talks with clubs over a summer move
- The Shakhtar Donetsk winger emerged as a target for Arsenal last month
- The 21-year-old says it’s his dream to play in England after failing to join Man City
Manor Solomon has already held talks with a number of clubs in England over a potential summer move, the Shakhtar Donetsk winger has confirmed.
The highly-rated 21-year-old emerged as a target for Arsenal last month with Mikel Arteta said to be keen on adding the youngster to his squad at the end of the season.
The Gunners reportedly began negotiations with Solomon last month but the winger but suggested has a number of possible options after speaking with several clubs.
Manor Soloman has confirmed he has held talks with clubs in England over a summer move
‘There are talks with teams from England,’ Israeli organisation Sport5.
‘My dream is to play in England and it also seems to be the most realistic option for me.
‘And teams in England can pay.’
Solomon caught the attention of European teams after scoring in both Champions League wins against Real Madrid this season, while also netting away at Manchester City in 2019.
The 21-year-old emerged as a target for Arsenal last month with manager Mikel Arteta (right) an admirer of the player
The winger’s contract at Shakhtar Donetsk does not expire until 2023, meaning the Ukrainian will be able to command a sizeable fee.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola tried to sign Solomon while he was still at Maccabi Petah Tikva in 2017 but a deal never materialised.
City had hoped to sign the youngster for £5million but pulled out of the transfer race when Maccabi demanded £9m due to the prestige of the Premier League club.
Speaking of City’s attempted transfer swoop three years ago, Solomon told The Guardian: ‘They really wanted me and I had a meeting with them but unfortunately it did not work out.
Solomon caught the attention of European teams after scoring in both Champions League wins against Real Madrid this season
‘Clubs in Europe don’t look at the Israeli league as a strong league, so they don’t buy players from the Israeli league for such big money.
‘My owner in Israel demanded a lot of money. He wanted £5m for me and then he heard it was Manchester City, he wanted £9m,’ Solomon added.
The Israel international will likely cost well over that fee now with his valuation having gone up considerably since he joined Shakhtar in 2019.
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