Reports in the Express claim we are considering a move to sign Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke in January.
The deal would have to be a permanent one as we have already used up our domestic loan allocation on Kenedy and Salomon Rondon, but the striker hasn’t had much of a chance in the Liverpool side and may be looking for a move to gain first team football.
Here’s a snippet from the Express’ piece:
‘Solanke is struggling for minutes at Anfield but goals for the England U21s have proven a timely reminder of his talents.
‘West Ham and Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in the youngster on a temporary deal, while Newcastle would have to snap up the youngster permanently.
‘The Magpies have already filled their quota of Premier League loanees with Kenedy and Salomon Rondon, making any deal with Liverpool that much harder to complete.
‘Divock Origi is in a similar position, although the Reds may be more willing to offload the misfiring forward after a previous unsuccessful spells at Wolfsburg.’
Rafa has good links with Liverpool and will probably be aware of Solanke as a youngster during his time as Chelsea boss.
Solanke has been tipped for the top for a while now, but is yet to hit his potential, so this would potentially be a real risk for us to rely on him for goals in a potential relegation scrap – although if anyone can get the best out of him then Rafa can.
Other cubs will no doubt be keen. As reported by the Express, Crystal Palace and West Ham linked with loan moves, which may suit Liverpool more , so they can get a look at the player in the premier league before making a decision.