‘Outstanding’ player Liverpool sold Enzo Maresca tipped to join Chelsea instead of Tottenham
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‘Outstanding’ player Liverpool sold Enzo Maresca tipped to join Chelsea instead of Tottenham

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are looking for goals ahead of the reopening of the summer transfer window.

On one side of London, Tottenham will be preparing for their second season under Ange Postecoglou, after leading the team to fifth place in his debut season.

They finished one place above Chelsea, who also missed European competition in the recently concluded campaign, but then decided to part ways with their manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Regardless of what attitude Tottenham and Chelsea are in. The one constant theme is that they need goals.

For example, Aston Villa have 19-goal Premier League striker Ollie Watkins. Liverpool have Mohamed Salah, who has scored 18 goals, although some felt he had a poor season.

But the Londoners are looking for a regular killer and may turn their attention to another player who scored 19 goals – Dominic Solanke.

The Bournemouth star came through Chelsea’s academy and joined Liverpool on a free transfer, but was sold in 2019 after truly struggling.

It has taken some time, but the 26-year-old is currently playing his best football, with Tony Cascarino stating that he has had an “outstanding” campaign.

And if he had to choose a summer destination for the player, he thinks Enzo Maresca’s Chelsea would be the right place, not Hotspur Way, as he told talkSPORT (24/08/2020 at 7:45 am).

Dominic Solanke at Chelsea or Tottenham

“I would probably do it, I’m showing my bias here, probably a bit of Chelsea,” Cascarino said of Solanke moving to Stamford Bridge or north London.

“I’m not sure the club will pay £65m for Dominic Solanke. He had a great season. You had an excellent season. There’s a much bigger picture there. If you look at his career overall, Dominic improved, he scored goals in the Championship, and in his youth he didn’t really cope at Liverpool, they let him go, they didn’t think he was good enough.

“I still think it’s a lot of money for someone who, if he came into the team and scored huge amounts of goals for two or three seasons, like Ollie Watkins, who consistently scored goals year after year, would increase regularly. I don’t know if we just saw Solanke’s special season there. I’m not saying he’s not a really good player because he’s improved dramatically and we congratulate him on fair play for that. Would I like to pay £65 million? I’m not sure Spurs or Chelsea would want to go that deep.

AFC Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke shoots on goal past Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth...
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Dominic Solanke should stay at Bournemouth

For the first time in England’s top flight, Solanke has proven that he truly deserves it and should now strive for consistency.

If Solanke equals or improves his best result next season, it will really raise his status and a big move will be just around the corner.

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Plus, an England call wouldn’t be too far off after missing out on Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad.

You feel that the best years of Solanke’s career are yet to come, with many players playing their best football in the second half of their playing days. There’s no reason why Solanke couldn’t be that guy.

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