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Solomon says that Man City tried to sign him three years ago

Wed 18 November 2020 | 18:39

Shakhtar Donetsk star Solomon talks about Man City’s offer in 2017.

The 21 years old Israeli has revealed that

Man City

had interest in him in 2017.

“They really wanted me and I had a meeting with them but unfortunately it did not work out.

"I played against them with Shakhtar and it was a really good point for us but in the end, it didn’t help us to qualify. It was also very special to play against Manchester City and Pep Guardiola and to score.”

He went on about the reason why the transfer didn’t happen.

“Clubs in Europe don’t look at the Israeli league as a strong league, so they don’t buy players from the Israeli league for such big money. My owner in Israel demanded a lot of money; he wanted €5m for me and then he heard it was Manchester City, he wanted €10m," Solomon added.

"After, he was willing to sell me to Shakhtar Donetsk and I wanted to go. I looked at the history of the club, I saw everything, the players they produced over there. I thought it was a great opportunity for me to play in the Champions League, to continue my young career in this club.

"I am enjoying life at Shakhtar, I am only 21 years old but one day – sooner or later – I will join one of the best leagues in the world.”


source: SportMob