"He'll be sold..." - Club president urges player to join Arsenal this summer
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Fulham loanee Manor Solomon has been urged to join Premier League leaders Arsenal if Shakhtar Donetsk decide to cash in on him this summer.
Solomon, 23, joined Fulham on a one-year loan in July following a FIFA ruling which allowed foreign players affected by the war in Ukraine to suspend their contracts with Ukrainian clubs until this summer.
After making his debut for the London club in early August against Liverpool, Solomon suffered a serious knee injury in training that kept him out of action for five months.
After finally making his return in January, Solomon has emerged as a key player for the Cottagers in recent weeks – scoring in five consecutive matches for Marco Silva's side.
His energetic performances have attracted attention from other clubs in the Premier League, with Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly interested in the Israel international.
It is a remarkable rise for the 23-year-old, who just four years ago was still playing for Maccabi Petah Tikva in the Israeli Premier League.
'He will be sold'
Maccabi Petah Tikva president Avi Luzon believes Shakhtar Donetsk could look to cash in on Solomon this summer and has advised the winger to seek a move to Arsenal.
"They do have an interest in selling him, in order to get money," Luzon told One.
"In my estimation, he will be sold for an amount between 10 and 20 million euros (£9m to £17m) to a team that will give Manor the opportunity to continue developing.
"He should receive a contract for five seasons and secure his future.
"In my opinion? (He should go) to Arsenal. I think he's ready to play there."
Speaking earlier this month, Fulham boss Silva revealed the club was planning to sign Solomon on a permanent deal this summer.
"We have to be ready, not to lose him, but we have to be ready for the competition in the market if it appears. It was a decision we made as a club," said Silva.
"Now we have to be ready to face it. Simple as that. In that moment we tried to sign him permanently. For many reasons, which is not important to talk about now, it was not possible.
"It can't be a drama for us. We knew from the first day what can happen. We tried. I tried my best to sign him permanently in that moment.
"And now, it is what it is. It is not something which is our focus right now. It’s not for me or Manor to take care of this situation. We are focused on the next game."
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