January 21, 2019

Bournemouth confirm signing of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool

By Marc

Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of Dominic Solanke from Liverpool on a permanent deal. The England international had failed to make a single appearance for the Reds during the first half of the season and this has eventually witnessed him pursue a fresh challenge away to enhance his prospects of gametime.

“FC Bournemouth is delighted to have confirmed the signing of Dominic Solanke on a permanent basis from Liverpool. Arriving in Dorset on Thursday morning, the striker was shown around the facilities at Vitality Stadium, before putting pen to paper to finalise a long-term deal. Solanke arrives having previously been at Chelsea and Liverpool, also with one England cap to his name. Additionally, the 21-year-old has won the under-20s World Cup for the Young Lions, alongside current Cherries man Lewis Cook,” a statement on the club’s website read.

Solanke joined the Reds from Chelsea last season after starring for the England Under 20s at the World Cup where they came up victorious. However, he could not manage regular game time with Roberto Firmino preferred ahead of him upfront and the trend continued during the first half of the current campaign with Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi providing the added competition.

As such, the striker had no other choice than to pursue a new challenge but the Reds have made a bold decision to sanction his sale on a permanent basis. Solanke has been deemed to be struggling with a groin problem over the past few weeks and the Cherries may have to wait for sometime before handing league action for the youngster.

Meanwhile, the Cherries have also sealed another deal from Liverpool with Nathaniel Clyne joining them on a short-term loan after similarly struggling for playing time at Anfield. Elsewhere, Jermaine Defoe appears set to join Rangers on an 18-month loan after enduring a tough season with the Cherries where he has often been benched.