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Tottenham engaging in negotiations for a fee related to Solomon

Chief executive of Shakhtar Donetsk, Sergei Palkin, has informed ESPN that the club is currently in discussions with Tottenham regarding a compensation package for Manor Solomon.

Manor Solomon, aged 24, made a move to Tottenham on a free transfer in July, leveraging a FIFA regulation that allows foreign players in Russia and Ukraine to unilaterally terminate their contracts due to the conflict in the region.

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Shakhtar Donetsk, along with several other clubs, contested the modifications to Annex 7 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

However, FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed these protests.

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Before Annex 7 came into effect, Solomon was under contract with Shakhtar until the end of 2023, which would have required Tottenham to pay a transfer fee.

Nevertheless, Palkin remains hopeful that Shakhtar will receive some compensation directly from Tottenham as discussions continue with the club’s Director of Football Administration and Governance, Rebecca Caplehorn.

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“We had conversations with Tottenham, with Rebecca,” Palkin told ESPN. “We agreed that she would send propositions. We are now in, let’s say, a negotiation process with them. I hope and believe we will find a solution.

“At this moment, it is quite early to say something specific because we are on the way in these negotiations.”

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