Dominic Solanke has completed his transfer from Chelsea to Liverpool for a reported £3m where first-team football awaits the budding 19-year-old.
Joining Chelsea aged 17, Solanke has had one major loan spell in the 2015/16 season to Vitesse Arnhem where an exchange programme started to develop. During his team at the Dutch side, he had 21 starts and scored a total of 7 times.
Rather solid statistics for the youngster finding his feet in a first team environment. Chelsea have substituted Solanke during a 6-0 thrashing against NK Maribor in the 2014/2015 season where he played only 17 minutes; his only Chelsea appearance for the first team.
Time away from the spotlight at his age has done him due justice, his interest from Liverpool stems from his impressive England career at under-20 level.
A record-breaking World Cup performance from the Three Lions coached by Paul Simpson, where Solanke was named Player of the Tournament.
The year 1966 rings in the ears of England supporters, the last time England won a global tournament, however with a goal in the quarter finals and two in the semi-finals, Solanke has a grasp of the clutch moments. Triumphing at this level with his fellow competitors of the future attracted the eye of Jurgen Klopp, and hence why the reason for his transfer to the North West.
Originally from Basingstoke, the move to Liverpool has been reciprocated by many university students this year.
The striker has been commended for his work ethic, physique and skill on the ball. However, it has been said that he likes to commit fouls often and his style of play is not thoroughly defined. Opting often for over-the-top through balls to utilise his 1.87m height means he requires players of a high calibre around him to work well.