Liverpool signs Nigerian striker

Liverpool signs Nigerian striker

31 May, 06:05

English Premier League club Liverpool has agreed personal terms with Chelsea striker of Nigerian descent, Dominic Solanke.

Liverpool announced on its official website that Solanke, 19, will complete the transfer to the club on July 1, 2017, upon the expiry of his contract with his current club, Chelsea.

Solanke has played in the UEFA Champions League, where he made his debut as a substitute in October 2014 for Chelsea.

He scored seven goals in 25 Eredivisie appearances during a productive loan spell with Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem in 2015-16.

Nigeria is still pursing the possibility of Solanke pledging allegiance to the 2013 African champions, though the teenager has represented England at every youth level from U16 to U21 and is currently in South Korea for the FIFA U20 World Cup, where the forward has so far featured in all three games and scored once to help England into the knockout stages.

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