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Dominic Solanke joins Bournemouth from Liverpool

Bournemouth have announced the signing of Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke in a £19m deal.

The 21-year-old England international had attracted interest from Crystal Palace for some time, but the Cherries have reacted swiftly and met his Anfield valuation.

Speaking to afcbTV, the striker said: “I think the club is going somewhere. Over the past few years, they have been really good in the Premier League and had some good positional finishes as well. I think it’s a good club to be at, especially for someone of my age.

“I spoke with the manager this morning (Friday). He is a really nice guy. From playing and watching the Premier League, I know the sort of manager he is. I was excited to meet him and am really looking forward to working with him and seeing what he’s about.

“My main target is to score goals and, being a striker, hopefully I can get a few for the team and help the team get wins. Playing in the Premier League, every game is tough and together we can try to do as well as we can.”

Solanke has made 27 appearances in his first season with the Reds but has yet to feature in the current campaign.

Bournemouth have also secured the signing of Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne on loan until the end of the season.

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