Bournemouth have signed Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke for a fee believed to be in the region of £19 million. Solanke joins former Liverpool team mate Nathaniel Clyne at Dean Court with the right back making the January loan move earlier in the month.
Solanke is one of many Chelsea graduates to have made his name away from Stamford Bridge after failing too make a single Premier League appearance in a Blues shirt. He’s scored just the solitary goal for Liverpool in the league in 21 matches in England’s top flight.
Speaking to afcbTV, Solanke said:
“I think the club is going somewhere. Over the past few years they have been really good in the Premier League and have had some good positional finishes as well. I think it’s a good club to be at, especially for someone my age.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (4.7m)
Solanke hasn’t made a single appearance in the Premier League this season due to injury and the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi being ahead of him as the back up striker for the current league leaders.
He is out injured until early February with a hamstring problem, but when he returns he could become a bargain of a striker at just £5.0m. A lot of his FPL potential depends on where Callum Wilson will be playing his football, come February.
Bournemouth’s next five fixtures are as follows: Chelsea (H), Cardiff (A), Liverpool (A), Wolves (H) and Arsenal (A). He will miss the visit of former club Chelsea but could be back in time to face a very familiar Liverpool side at Anfield.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark_)