Former Chelsea player and Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has just been reported to have signed a deal for Bournemouth at a fee of £19 million ($24 million).
Solanke’s arrival was the first of two moves from Anfield to the Vitality Stadium on Friday, with Reds defender Nathaniel Clyne also joining on loan until the end of the season.
It is expected that Solanke’s move to Bournemouth will pave the way for Bournemouth’s veteran forward Jermain Defoe to join Rangers on a year and half loan.
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The 21 year old was interested in having regular playing time, having left Chelsea for that reason but had little opportunity of taking the place of the trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said: “Dominic is technically gifted, very athletic and has the physical profile that will give us something different in our front line.”
Clyne, 27, is in a similar position to Solanke having seen his first-team chances reduced due to the form of Liverpool defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez.
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The right-back has played just five times this season and managed only a similar number in the previous season because of a back issue.
“I’m really excited by this opportunity. It’s a great chance for me to come and play football,” Clyne said.
“I’ve spoken to the manager and we’ve talked about what we can achieve for the remainder of the season. It’s a great club with a great story. I can’t wait to get going.”