Loads of fans from across the footballing community have been discussing Liverpool’s masterful piece of business in selling Dominic Solanke, after the former Red produced a disastrous performance against Arsenal on Monday night.
Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards has forged quite the reputation in recent years, signing bargains like Andy Robertson for £8m while even the bigger deals like Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker have been hugely successful too. His work in selling players is just as exemplary though, proven by Solanke’s horrific form at Bournemouth.
After recouping £15m from the Cherries for Jordon Ibe in 2016, Edwards went one further when selling Solanke as the Reds received £19m in January 2019. Since then he has scored just once on the south coast, the same number of goals he managed on Merseyside, per Transfermarkt.
According to Sofascore, he lost possession 16 times in Bournemouth’s FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Monday, winning just one out of six aerial duels and failing to muster up a single shot. You can check out some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are baffled by the ‘miracle’ business done by Edwards and Liverpool…
How did Michael Edwards get £20 million for Solanke??? He looks like he couldn’t trap a bag of cement
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) January 27, 2020
How did Liverpool get 20 million for Dominic Solanke, that Michael Edwards is a miracle worker
— Benj Winstanley🗯 (@benjwinstanley) January 27, 2020
Duno how edwards got us 19m for him
— ⭐⭐⭐Like-a-VIRGIL⭐⭐⭐ (@Like_A_VIRGIL_4) January 27, 2020
Makes Lingard look like Messi
— Dre (@UTFR08) January 27, 2020
If Solanke wasn’t English he would be at Kettering. £19m. Wow. Liverpool must’ve been in stitches.
— Yir auld Da MBE (@AlanBomford) January 27, 2020
Of all the shrewd deals Liverpool have managed in recent years, convincing Bournemouth to pay £20 million for Dominic Solanke has to be right up there.
— Jon Tait (@JTnicetouch) January 27, 2020
However bad it gets in life for you remember someone paid Liverpool £15 million for Dominic Solanke 😳 worst premier league striker in history #BOUARS
— Andrew Grainger (@andrew_grainger) January 27, 2020
Liverpool definitely did the business of the decade by getting £19million for Solanke 😂 absolute dog muck!
— Jord (@jfidlin) January 27, 2020
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