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.
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.
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.
“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.”