Liverpool have agreed on a fee with Chelsea for Dominic Solanke a year after the striker joined the club, avoiding the need for a tribunal to get involved.
Last summer, Liverpool signed 20-year-old Dominic Solanke from Chelsea after the forward impressed at the U20 FIFA World Cup but there was no fee for his transfer as the two clubs couldn’t agree on one.
For the last 12 months, it has appeared as though a tribunal fee would be set due to the disagreement, with Professional Football Compensation Committee the organisation responsible for this.
Chelsea are due compensation for Solanke’s move to Liverpool despite his contract at Stamford Bridge having expired due to their involvement in his development.
According to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce, an undisclosed fee has been agreed upon by both clubs. The Reds wanted to pay £3million but Chelsea wanted nearer £10m due to Solanke’s fabulous displays at the U20 World Cup, where he won the Golden Ball.
A Liverpool spokesman told the ECHO: “The issue has been resolved between the clubs. We will have no further comment on the matter.”
Despite only scoring one goal for the entire 2017/18 season, with his strike coming in the final Premier League game, Solanke is still an exciting prospect and can only improve under Jürgen Klopp.