Spurs star’s former club are taking action against his morally-grey transfer

Manor Solomon of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Manor Solomon of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Spurs are being chased for their morally-grey transfer. If the pursuit is successful, they will owe around £5.6m to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Spurs have enjoyed a very good start to the season. Not only has Ange Postecoglou exceeded all expectations since he took over in North London, he has smashed those expectations. Now, Spurs are the only team alongside Arsenal to remain unbeaten in the Premier League.

Their summer signings have made them a force to be reckoned with once more. After it was thought they’d crumble after Harry Kane signed for Bayern Munich, it’s been the opposite. They’ve spent the money well and actually look like a better team without him in it, which feels strange to say.

One player who has improved the squad, even if only the squad depth, is Manor Solomon. He signed for free in the summer and has been used as a sub on multiple occasions, adding a different dynamic to the Spurs attack when needed.

Spurs are being asked for £5.6m for Manor Solomon

However, Solomon’s old club is persistent in their claim that they should be owed a compensatory transfer fee. Yes, the transfer was free but only because it was “unilaterally suspended” due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to ESPN (via 90min), Shakhtar Donetsk are asking for around £5.6m in lieu of a transfer fee.

I must preface this by saying it’s my opinion, but Spurs absolutely must pay this fee. After the true extent of this transfer has been revealed, it now appears morally-grey. To take advantage of the contract suspension doesn’t paint Spurs in the best light, but it could be fixed by paying the compensatory transfer fee to Solomon’s old club.

Do you think that Tottenham Hotspur should pay the £5.6m being asked of them by Shakhtar Donetsk for Manor Solomon?