England international striker Dominic Solanke completed a £19m switch to the Vitality stadium last week as he hope to bring his stalled career back to life.
The 21-year-old is no doubt one of England’s youngster with loads of potentials but it is surprising and indeed worrying that he hasn’t light up the league with plenty of goals.
At 18, Dominic Solanke during his time days at Stamford Bridge, Solanke scored many goals for the Under-18 side before he was promoted to train with first-team squad.
He performed well enough in training sessions and he impressed Mourinho who was the manager at that time.
The Portuguese manager couldn’t prevent himself from granting the youngster the chance to make his first-team debut appearance in 2013-14 season.
Dominic Solanke played his debut game against NK Maribor in a Champion League fixture to become Chelsea’s youngest Champions League debutant at the age of 17.
However, the quest for regular first-team action forced the Blues to sanction his loan move to Eredivisie side Vittesse in 2014-15 football season.
Having reached the end of his contract with Chelsea, Solanke made a very controversial switch to Liverpool as free agent prior to the start of last season.
His move to Anfield wasn’t an expected one but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was glad to receive a player with such immense talent and potentials.
Dominic Solanke began life at Anfield and he was warmly welcomed by his new teammates, that’s according to him while revealing how the team has helped him settled down at the Merseyside club.
The youngster made his debut appearance for the Reds in a 3-0 win against Stoke City in November but had to wait till May last year for his maiden Premier League goal.
Understandably, He wasn’t featured by Klopp in any of the games played so far this season as the manager has no genuine reason to drop any of his in-form strikers (Salah, Mane and Firmino)
Then, a move to Bournemouth was completed and it’s time for the England international to bring his career back on track.
The youngster must utilize his wonderful pace and brilliant dribbling skills to his advantage and help the Cherries score plenty of goals.
The Vitality outfits are struggling at the final half of the pitch, hence, it’s time for the youngster to prove that he still possess that ‘killer instinct’ that made him Chelsea’s best academy product some years ago.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is counting on the youngster to help improve the quality of his team’s attacking threat when he said via Goal.com :
“He (Dominic Solanke) adds a slightly different dynamic to our front line (because) He can hold the ball up in play, he’s technically gifted, has a good physical presence and all-round he’s a very good player.”
That said, Dominic Solanke must prove that Eddie is spot-on with his comments before the end of the season