Dominic Solanke on verge of January move from Liverpool

29 December 2018

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke is set to depart in January with multiple teams interested—at least one of which is for a potential permanent deal.


The England youth international has been in good form for his national side with the U21s, but has been restricted to watching from the sidelines for the Reds this season.

Solanke is yet to feature for a single minute of senior action, having made the bench just once, in the League Cup defeat to Chelsea.

A January move is expected as the striker bids to regain regular time on the pitch, and while a loan might be most probable, a permanent sale is also possible.

The Guardian‘s Dominic Fifield is among those reporting that Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Fulham all want Solanke for the second half of the campaign, while Brighton have been pursuing a full transfer.

CHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 7, 2018: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke during a preseason friendly match between Chester FC and Liverpool FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

BBC Sport further report that Championships teams and clubs from outside of England have also signalled interest in signing the 21-year-old.

The expectation is that Solanke will decide over the coming few days which team he’ll make the switch to, with Palace said to be favourites as they play with two strikers.

Solanke is apprehensive about moving permanently to Brighton, who typically play just one striker and already have two established seniors available.

Huddersfield are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, with just 12 in 19 games, while Fulham and Palace are only marginally ahead on 17.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the third goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Solanke played 27 times for the Reds last season and scored his first goal on the final day of the 17/18 league campaign, at Anfield against Brighton.

He was an unused sub in the Champions League final and made his senior England debut, highlighting the promise he holds, but his route to action at Liverpool is barred this season by Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, as well regulars Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

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