Reports earlier indicated that Chelsea youth prospect Dominic Solanke, chose to join Liverpool from Chelsea earlier this month after his contract with Chelsea expired. The player may have to wait a while before the move becomes official, as both clubs are at loggerheads over the transfer fee valuation of the player.
Dominic Solanke did his reputation some good as his efforts contributed to England’s U-20 World Cup win. The 19-year-old contributed 4 goals to England’s cause as he finished as the second highest goalscorer in the competition. He also went ahead to win the Golden Ball award which established him as the best player in the competition.
The likes of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero had won the World Cup Golden Ball award in their time at the U-20 level, and Solanke now boasts a place among these reputable players.
According to reports, the teen forward agreed to join Merseyside giants Liverpool on the expiration of his contract with Chelsea on July 1. Liverpool reportedly made a bid of £3 million for his services as they adhered to a rule by the English FA, that demands that a transfer fee must be paid for any home-grown player below the age of 24, even if the player decides to leave on the expiration of his contract.
The Evening Standard is reporting that Chelsea rejected the bid for Solanke and are now demanding £10 million for the player’s signature. It has also been stated that Liverpool’s failure to meet the valuation with the London side, will result in the transfer fee being decided by a tribunal next month.
Chelsea also have a strong bearing on the case as they nurtured Solanke from the u-8 playing level. He has also made some great strides in his footballing career than many of his counterparts at youth level for both club and country, with his recent world cup triumph with the English u-20 national team inclusive.