Premier League side Liverpool are open to signing Dominic Solanke from rivals Chelsea, reports in England say. The teenage star is out of contract with the Blues but there are numerous sides open to offering the 19-year old a deal. Liverpool want to beat others, like Manchester City and West Ham United, to his signature.
He is set to play in the Premier League 2 whilst providing support to the senior teams in the cup competitions next season. The cup tournaments would help them develop ahead of a likely first team role – he’ll more than likely be in the first team for the Carling Cup matche, whilst being named on the bench for the club’s Champion’s League foray – with him having been trained by an English club and under 21, he will not take up any of the 25 squad places, so mght well get his chance as the tournament progresses – especially if Liverpool have qualified by the time the last Group Stage match comes around.
Solanke would cost the Reds around £3 million for his signature. Since the player is below 24 years, the transfer fee would be determined by a Premier League tribunal. Liverpool have a strong policy on young players so he is expected to earn around £20,000 per week if the transfer goes through.
Solanke was born in Reading but he has been with Chelsea since seven years. He is one of the top prospects in England and it would be smart business for Klopp as a local option for quota’s sake. Solanke was part of the FA Youth Cup winning team in 2014. He was part of the team that retained the title and even going on to win the UEFA Youth League in 2015. He is Chelsea’s youngest ever player in the Champions League after an appearance against Maribor in 2014. He has been on loan to the Netherlands but seems keen on securing a regular role at home.