Should Bournemouth be Worried About Solanke’s Release Clause?

Should Bournemouth be Worried About Solanke’s Release Clause?

06/06/24 17:51

As reported by Adam Leventhal for The Athletic, Dominic Solanke holds a £65 million release clause in his Bournemouth contract.

However, the release clause can only be activated by a select group of clubs.

It’s safe to assume that the release clause is only available to be activated by top clubs in the Premier League and Europe. Despite bagging 29 goals in the EFL Championship in 20/21, until now it would’ve been unexpected if a club of that calibre came in for him.

This season has been a different story, the former Liverpool man has bagged 21 goals and four assists in all competitions. He’s been outstanding in all aspects of his game, honing the potential he showed earlier in his career. He was even awarded the Premier League player of the month award for December.

Solanke was unfortunate to not be selected for England’s EURO 2024 campaign, pipped by Ollie Watkins and Ivan Toney to support Harry Kane. In my opinion, Solanke has had a far better season than Ivan Toney.

Liverpool, who purchased Solanke from Chelsea back in 2017, hold a sell-on clause should the striker leave Bournemouth. They have claim to 20% of the profit Solanke is sold for, which was negotiated when the Cherries first purchased Solanke.

With the estimated profit standing at £46 million, Liverpool would receive roughly £9 million, so long as Solanke is sold for the £65 million his release clause would demand.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea looking for a number nine this summer, they would likely be able to activate his release clause should their attention turn to Solanke.

Benji Kosartiyer
Joe Southan

Football Writer


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