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Israel’s Manor Solomon signs for Premier League soccer team Fulham

Israel's Manor Solomon celebrates, after scoring his side second goal against Albania, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Albania and Israel at Air Albania stadium in Tirana, Albania, on June 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
Israel's Manor Solomon celebrates, after scoring his side second goal against Albania, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Albania and Israel at Air Albania stadium in Tirana, Albania, on June 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)

Israeli soccer star Manor Solomon has signed with the English Premier League team Fulham, the club announces.

Solomon, 23, who played for Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk, was allowed to temporarily leave his club after the soccer league in Ukraine was suspended due to the Russian invasion.

Solomon, an Israel international striker, has signed with newly promoted Fulham, until the end of the 2022-23 season, after which he will return to Shakhtar.

The club announced the signing with a video entitled, “We’ve got our Man.”

“I’m really happy and delighted to be here at Fulham and I can’t wait to feel the special atmosphere at Craven Cottage,” Solomon says in a statement posted to the club Website.

“There are some great players here and I am determined to help Fulham achieve its goals for the year. I also want to send a big hug to my friends and supporters in Ukraine. You are in my thoughts.”

Solomon will be the only Israeli currently playing in the English Premier League.

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