Three reasons Southampton should hijack Swansea’s bid to sign Dominic Solanke
According to reports on Wales Online, Swansea City are the favourites to sign Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan during the January transfer window.
Wales Online says that Paul Clement’s side have been made the 7/4 favourites by online bookmakers Ladbrokes to get the 20-year-old, who has found first team minutes hard to come by at Anfield this term.
The Reds signed the young attacker from Chelsea during the summer transfer window after he decided to leave the west London outfit at the end of his contract, but he has played just 194 minutes of football across 10 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside club since.
Despite that fact, he picked up his first senior England cap in the goalless draw against Brazil earlier this month and Jurgen Klopp could decide to send him out temporarily to aid his development in the New Year.
Meanwhile, Southampton bounced back from successive defeats without scoring by beating a lowly Everton side 4-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday, but it may not be a result that stops manager Mauricio Pellegrino dipping into the market to bring a new striker to his largely goal-shy team in the New Year.
While the south coast outfit may not have the best working relationship with Liverpool following the Virgil van Dijk saga earlier this year, if they are able to make up with them and do a deal for the forward it could be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Saints should hijack Swansea’s bid to sign Solanke…