Israeli winger Manor Solomon has confirmed that he is in talks with several Premier League clubs and admitted that a move to England in the summer is a ‘realistic option’, according to Chris Wheatley of football.london.
A source close to the player said he would be ‘delighted’ if the Shakhtar Donetsk winger joined the Gunners but admitted that ‘there is still a long way to go’ before any such move materialises.
It is understood that Israli super agent Pini Zahavi is involved in talks between the Gunners and the player. He is believed to be in touch with Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar.
Zahavi offered the Israeli winger to the North London club’s former head of football Raul Sanllehi last summer. The Spaniard’s departure initially put an end to the club’s interest in the player but Solomon’s impressive performances in the Champions League and for the Israel national team have caused the Gunners to reignite their interest in the 21-year-old.
Solomon is utilising the services of Zahavi to put him in contact with several Premier League sides ahead of a summer switch. The Israeli super agent is not the player’s agent and would be acting as an intermediary between the player and interested clubs. Solomon is already represented by Israeli agents Shlomy Ben Ezra and Gilad Katsav.
This season, the Israeli winger has scored five goals and provided one assist in 17 appearances for the Ukranian side. He has been particularly impressive in the Champions League and scored a wonder goal against Real Madrid in the group stage. Solomon has scored one goal in 14 appearances for his country.
Regarding a transfer to an English side, he said the following to Israeli news outlet Sport5:
“There are talks with teams from England. There are things that can happen in the summer. My dream is to play in England and it also seems to me the most realistic option for me. And teams in England can pay.”
It is understood that the Gunners are keen on bolstering their options in attack this summer especially given the fact that the long-term futures of players like Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson remain uncertain.