The agent for Shakhtar Donetsk star Manor Solomon has suggested a transfer away from the club may be on the cards in January, with Aston Villa reportedly circling.
Villa were linked with a move in September last year when Hebrew outlet One reported that they were one of several clubs interested in his services.
At the time, they explained that Aston Villa had ‘joined the pursuit’ for the 21-year-old after the player continued to impress for the Ukrainian side.
A move never happened, with Dean Smith instead bringing in Bertrand Traoré from Lyon in a £16.56m deal.
Solomon has continued to impress since then, with 11 goals and one assist in 35 games last season and one goal and two assists in ten so far this season.
That’s something that won’t have gone unnoticed, and his agent says they’re looking at opportunities after being blocked in the summer.
“Last summer Shakhtar refused any offer, but it could only be a matter of time,” AS Roma Live report him saying, with Villa mentioned in the report.
“I am confident that he can aspire to very high levels and that he can play in another city next year. We will see in January where the team will be. There will be opportunities being a market window.”
That’s a sentiment backed up by his client, who has also insisted he wants to make a step up in his career.
“I really like my place and the city, but I explained to them that my dream is to get to the biggest leagues there, and they understand that,” he told Sport5.co.il.
“I have to continue to lead the team, and with the help of the name in the next year and a half, they will agree to release me. By no means do we agree with that.
“If money had been my priority for a long time, I would have signed a new contract in Shakhtar. No matter how much money I get, I will not go to places like China or Dubai because I want to reach the highest levels.”
Now there’s no mention of Aston Villa making a move, to be clear on that point, minus the fact that their interest is on record.
They’re well-stacked when it comes to left-wingers after the arrival of Leon Bailey, although Trezeguet has never really established himself at the club as hoped.
Perhaps if he was to leave, that would open up a slot for Solomon, who, according to the player and his agent, is very much eyeing up a move.