Fulham have announced the signing of Manor Solomon after the promising striker left Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
The 23-year-old, who has signed a one-year deal, is the Cottagers’ third foray into the Premier League transfer market following the arrivals of Joao Palhinha and Andreas Pereira.
Solomon enjoyed a successful three-year stint with Shakhtar before his contract was terminated due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The versatile striker, who scored nine league goals in the 2020-21 campaign, exercised a FIFA rule that allows non-Ukrainians to suspend their contracts with Ukraine-based clubs.
The Israel international has expressed his joy at moving to Fulham and is now looking forward to starting with the west London side.
“I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Fulham and can’t wait to experience the special atmosphere of Craven Cottage,” Solomon said via Fulham’s official website.
“There are some great players here and I am determined to help Fulham achieve their goals for the year. I also want to send a big hug to my friends and supporters in Ukraine. You are in my thoughts.”
Known for his versatility and technical ability, Solomon operates comfortably on the left wing and is adept at playing in the center of the park.
He scored four goals and provided one assist in 16 outings for Shakhtar Donetsk before the 2021-22 Ukrainian Premier League was abruptly halted.
Solomon has made 95 appearances for Igor Jovicevic’s side since joining from Maccabi Petah Tikva in 2019, registering 21 goals and eight assists.
He has also been a mainstay for the Israeli national team, scoring six goals and setting up eight more in 31 appearances since his debut in September 2018.