Has the transfer market gone mad, or are the amounts that deal in Belgian football still but a mere song in comparison with the real tenors? In the English first division, Bournemouth has Friday 19 million pounds (then more than 21 million euro) placed on the table for the 21-year-old Dominic Solanke of Liverpool. Solanke, a competitor of Red Devil Divock Origi, came in his entire career, just five basisplaatsen and one goal at the highest level.
The transferbedrag is at least remarkable for a young striker who is still almost nothing has been proven at the highest level. Solanke was a long time to book as a great talent in English football – especially after he settled in 2015 to top scorer crowned the UEFA Youth League.
But the breakthrough in the highest class of English football continued over the years. The naked figures: five basisplaatsen and one goal in his entire career in the Premier League. In a uitleenbeurt to the Dutch Vitesse came Solanke on seven hits in 25 matches in the Eredivisie, but that’s been two and a half years ago. This season he came second in action for Liverpool.
The transition is good news for Red Devil Divock Origi, who, as a competitor for the place in the clash leave. The Red Devil comes only to the bucket at Anfield and would also go to a new club to look forward.