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Tottenham lining up Prem rival as first summer signing despite NO manager OR Director of Football

The Lilywhites are keen to wrap up a deal early


Tottenham are ‘exploring’ a move for Manor Solomon this summer, as they look to poach the soon-to-be free agent from London rivals summer, despite not having a manager or director of football at the club yet.

Spurs have been without a permanent boss since March, when they parted ways with Antonio Conte, and have already been rejected by several candidates for the role. Most recently, Arne Slot turned down the opportunity to swap Feyenoord for north London this week, and their search seems to have left them looking in the direction of Ange Postecoglu.

Potentially set to miss out on European football for the first time since 2009, and condemned to the Conference League if they avoid that fate, Spurs also don’t have a director of football at the club, with Fabio Paratici having been banned for his role in the Juventus case.

Despite this, their transfer business seems ready to kick off, with the Lilywhites looking to snag Solomon on a free transfer following a mixed loan spell with Fulham. The Israeli has started just four Premier League games, but has scored four times in just over 500 minutes of action across the campaign.

According to the Athletic, ‘FIFA ruled on Monday that all foreign players based in Ukraine or Russia will be able to suspend their contracts again for a further year, which Solomon intends to do. Once his contract is suspended, his agreement with the Ukrainian club will lapse at the end of the year and he will therefore be able to sign for a new club for no fee’.

The report adds that Spurs are ‘at the front of the queue if he does leave Craven Cottage’, though it is as of yet unclear whether he intends to do so.

While Spurs fans will undoubtedly be happy to see potential reinforcements on the way following a dismal season, they will be more concerned about just who is sanctioning the deals, and how they may fit into any new manager’s plans.

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Ben Browning

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