Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke is set to sign for Liverpool, report the BBC.
Solanke came up through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, and his good performances for our youth sides convinced Jose Mourinho to hand the Englishman his debut.
Having failed to establish himself as a significant figure in Mourinho’s first-team squad, a la Marcus Rashford, who is also 19-years-old, he was shipped out on loan to Vitesse.
Solanke’s stint in the Eredivisie was so-so, he bagged seven goals but failed to showcase the sort of ability that could see him break into Chelsea’s side.
It appears as though his time in West London is now set to come to an end. The BBC report that Solanke has failed to agree terms with Chelsea over a contract extension, and will subsequently be joining Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The BBC believe that Solanke’s failure to agree terms with Chelsea was largely due to his lack of game-time. The BBC note that he will now join up with Liverpool’s U-23 side – go figure.