The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern were hoping for the best when they saw reports linking young Dominic Solanke with a Chelsea departure…
After all, the young forward is highly-rated – and whilst reports from the Sun indicated that his departure was all but confirmed, many were still hoping that Chelsea would be able to thrash out a deal that would see him stay.
However, that now appears unlikely to be the case – with Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard confirming on Twitter that Chelsea WILL allow Solanke to leave at the end of the season.
#cfc will let Dominic Solanke leave at the end of the season. More to come soon
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 17, 2017
Solanke’s contract does, of course, expire at the end of the current campaign, so the Blues would have had little choice – but this update would seem to indicate that Chelsea will not be holding any more discussions with Solanke over a new deal, with the young Englishman seemingly determined to leave the club.
This has come as a huge blow to the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, with Solanke proving his lethality during his spell with the Chelsea academy. During the 2013-14 season, the forward bagged an impressive 20 goals in 25 games – highlighting his natural goalscoring instinct.
His partnership with Tammy Abraham was a bright spark of his tenure within the youth academy, and whilst Abraham is seemingly doing all he can to impress Antonio Conte on loan – it appears as though Solanke is going to take a different path.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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