Newcastle United are preparing a bid for Bournemouth star, Dominic Solanke after helping his team to gain promotion back to the Premier League.
The England international is the newest name on Newcastle’s shortlist as Howe knows the player’s quality.
With 29 strikes to his name, Solanke is the second-highest goalscorer in the competition, with only Aleksandar Mitrovic ahead of him.
Eddie Howe wants to add to his forward line at the end of the season and Solanke has emerged as an option for the club, jeunesfooteux.
His form in the Championship has been noted despite his previous failure to hit the back of the net regularly in the Premier League.
Everton have an interest in him as well but they cannot make any concrete decisions until the end of the season due to being in the relegation zone at the moment.
Style of play
Solanke primarily plays as a striker, although can also operate as either an attacking midfielder or a winger. Former Chelsea striker Tore André Flo has said that Solanke “works really hard”, has “got very good physique” and “a great touch on the ball”. He went on to say: “He’s quick but often what impresses me the most is when he looks like he’s lost the ball, he somehow manages to get out with the ball, no matter how tight the situation is or how difficult it looks”.
Solanke was called up by the senior team for the first time in November 2017 for a friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium. He came on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 0–0 draw.
On 27 May 2019, Solanke was included in England’s 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Solanke has represented England at all youth levels. In May 2014, Solanke was part of the under-17 team that won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He was the tournament’s joint top scorer with four goals in four appearances, a brace against Turkey, a goal in the semi-final secured a place in the final, and England’s goal in the final.