Liverpool Striker Wants Palace Move Over Others This January

1 Posted by - December 29, 2018 - News

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke is set to opt for a move to Crystal Palace over Brighton when the January transfer window opens in a few day’s time according to a report from Dominic Fifield in The Guardian. 

The former Chelsea academy star left the Fulham Road for Anfield at the start of last season initially doing much to impress Reds boss Jurgen Klopp but this term, he’s been given no first-team minutes whatsoever, leaving him with no option but to seek out pastures new in the hope of reestablishing himself in the minds of those across the game. 

It is thought that Brighton would like to bring Solanke in on a permanent basis, whilst Palace are more open to the idea of a loan move between now and the end of the 2018/19 season; a prospect that is far more agreeable to Dom as things stand. With Jordan Ayew still only on loan to the Eagles from Swansea City, there is a high chance that we’ll look to cut his deal short and replace him with the Liverpool youngster until May, before potentially revisiting the chances of taking him on a full-time basis. 

 Palace’s need for a striker has been well documented from the moment the campaign got underway back in August and although Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke are now close to returning to full fitness, you can be sure that Roy Hodgson would love some extra firepower to select from over the next few months. 

I would certainly be happy to see the club bring Solanke in, regardless of the proposal of it only being a temporary agreement, what about you?

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  • Eaglecoops December 29, 2018 - 9:27 am Reply

    Ayew out, yes. Solanke on loan in, yes. Option to buy at end of season if it works out for us, perfect.

  • Jose Fonte, baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh December 29, 2018 - 10:34 am Reply

    If it is a choice of Sola me or Abraham, I’d rather have Abraham. More experienced, better goal record and has height and pace to act as a focal point. Also a south London lad.

    The comment about Batshuayi is interesting. Great finisher but not sure he offers enough in build up play to lead the line.

  • mark December 29, 2018 - 11:06 am Reply

    If what we were lead to believe is true, that we wanted to sign Ayew permanently, it was Swansea who wanted it to be a loan. That being the case we dodged a bullet, and it would make sense to take a similar approach with Solanke. For me he’s a ‘meh’ signing – would prefer Abraham, but is a definite upgrade on both Ayew and Sorloth. We just need to sign somebody!

  • A tarrant December 29, 2018 - 1:44 pm Reply

    The problem with loans is if the player does really well like loftus cheek his club will not sell or the price goes up so buy not loan is the best bet

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