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Aston Villa Among Several Clubs Monitoring This Talented Winger: Right Choice For The Villans?

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In a recent report, AS Roma Live mentioned that Aston Villa are among several clubs monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon. It is believed that Villans will have to rival AS Roma, Atalanta and Arsenal in the race to land the Israel international, who is open to joining another club in January or next summer.

Solomon’s Impressive Form At Donetsk

Solomon has made a decent start to this campaign as he has already put in a few productive displays as a key member of Shakhtar’s attack. The Kfar Saba-born talent has been involved in ten matches for the Merseyside outfit this season, finding the back of the net once and securing two assists in all competitions.

The 22-year-old managed to give a good account of himself for the Ukrainian outfit in Europe after he averaged 1.0 shots, 0.5 key passes and 3.0 dribbles per game in the 2020-21 edition of the UEFA Europa League. He was even excellent with his ball distribution as evidenced by his pass success rate of 94.4% in European football (stats via whoscored).

His current contract with Shakhtar is set to expire in the summer of 2023, so the Villans can hope to arrange a cut-price deal if they decide to move in for him at the end of this campaign. Solomon is a player on the rise and could be a wise addition to Dean Smith’s match-day squad in the long run.

Aston Villa among several clubs monitoring Solomon who is seen in the picture
KHARKIV, UKRAINE – MARCH 21, 2021: midfielder Manor Solomon 19 during the football match of Ukraine Premiere League, FC Lviv vs FC Shakhtar Donetsk Copyright: xVitaliixKliuievx

Is Solomon The Right Choice For Dean Smith?

Solomon has decent pace in his locker and can make some promising runs with the ball in the opposition half. He can be a hard man to stop when he is dribbling at full swing. The 22-time Israel international is an accurate passer of the ball as well but needs to add a few more goals and assists to his game if he wants to make a name for himself at the highest level.

The Villans can benefit from adding more depth to their attack following the departure of Jack Grealish last summer. Hence, it makes sense for the Midlands club to engineer a move to bring Solomon to Villa Park in January or in the summer of 2022.

The Israel talent will add more pace and dynamism to Smith’s attack which makes him a decent choice for the Villans to consider in the future. At 22, there is still a lot of room for improvement in Solomon’s game, so an experienced manager like the Aston Villa boss might be the perfect man to oversee the youngster’s development over the next few years and make him a future star in English football.

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