Liverpool have announced the signing of Dominic Solanke after agreeing personal terms with the England U-20 star in June. The teenager will wear the number 29 shirt for the Reds.
The striker, who won the Golden Ball award after helping England win the U-20 World Cup recently, became a free agent this summer after refusing to sign a new contract with former club Chelsea.
“It feels amazing and everyone has made me feel welcome already,” Solanke told LiverpoolFC.com.
“Even just pulling on the training top, I was over the moon. Hopefully I can put on the shirt in the near future and make some good history here.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 10, 2017
Solanke is now officially Liverpool’s second signing of the window as the Reds started their summer business with the big money acquisition of Mohamed Salah last month. The compensation fee Liverpool will have to pay to Chelsea for the England youngster will be decided by a tribunal.
While the 19-year-old forward is seen as one for the future, he can surely challenge Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi in the cup games given his huge potential.
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