Nigerian striker Solanke becomes a Bournemouth player
The attacker will say his time at Anfiel come stages to an end with a transfer to the south coast. Liverpool have confirmed the sale of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth for £19m. It now appears Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth was that club which finally won his signature for a fee reported to be in the area of £19m. It is not estimated to be the preceding instance of concern between the clubs this window, as Goal understands Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne will move to Bournemouth on loan for the remainder of the season.Solanke’s stay at Liverpool end after season and half at Merseyside, having joined in the summer of 2017 from Chelsea upon the end of his contract.Chelsea were entitled to a fee, with gossip saying the Blues demanded £10m and Liverpool offered £3m.
Solanke was not a starter in the squad in his initial season at Anfield, he had 21 appearances in the premier League with only five starts. However, finding the back of the net was difficult for the striker, with his first League goal not coming until the ending game of the season against Brighton which secured Liverpool’s space in the top-four. This season, Daniel Sturridge supplanted Solanke in the rotation, with the young striker falling behind Divock Origi as well, leaving him without a premier league outing this year year. His lack of play time made it possible for his winter departure, despite the fact that originally, a loan appear more probable than a permanent move. In December, report swirled Solanke would make his way to crystal palace on loan, with the London club’s chairman Steve parish declaring their interest, only for manager Roy Hodgson to confirm a move will not be made, saying “it was not the righ moment.”Instead, Solanke will move to Bournemouth.