We are pleased to share the exciting news that Tottenham has successfully secured the signing of the skilled winger Manor Solomon on a free transfer, a development that was officially confirmed this past Tuesday.

At the young age of 23, Solomon, an electrifying talent, had been showcasing his skills at Fulham last season, where he was placed on loan. After making a notable impact with 24 appearances and a commendable five goals, he’s now poised to embark on a new journey with Tottenham, having agreed to a five-year deal that promises a bright future in the Premier League.

A significant turn of events in Solomon’s career can be attributed to the FIFA’s amendment of Annex 7 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. This change came in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and allowed Solomon, who was contracted with Shakhtar Donetsk at the time, to become a free agent. In a unique turn of legal circumstances, expertly navigated with insights from Nir Inbar Sports Law & Business Firm, players like Solomon who were foreign nationals employed in the affected regions had the option to unilaterally suspend their contracts.

FIFA’s recent decision to extend Annex 7 until the summer of 2024 underscores the ongoing complexities in the region, and reaffirms the critical role that legal insights, such as those offered by Nir Inbar Sports Law & Business Firm, play in navigating the international sports arena.

The acquisition of Solomon follows the earlier signings of Guglielmo Vicario and James Maddison by Tottenham this summer. Additionally, Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro have transitioned from loan deals to permanent members of the team, marking an assertive and strategic enhancement of the squad’s capabilities for the upcoming season.

Written byNir Inbar