Liverpool fans on Twitter have praised sporting director Michael Edwards following the departure of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth.
Bournemouth have signed Solanke from Premier League rivals Liverpool for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £19 million.
The 21-year-old striker joined the Reds in the summer of 2017 after leaving Chelsea at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
The England international failed to make a huge impact at Anfield and could manage only a handful of appearances for the Reds’ first team.
Liverpool fans on Twitter are impressed with Edwards for getting a reported transfer fee of £19m for a player manager Jurgen Klopp did not need, as the Reds challenge for the Premier League title this season.
Below are some of the best comments:
Wish the lad all the best for his future!— Dee NíGafraidh (@NeecyMc) January 4, 2019
And thank you Michael Edwards.
It really is trueEdwards is a genius. now release the Fekir interview we been waiting months for— Jay (@redtilldead26) January 4, 2019
2017: Liverpool pay £3 million for Solanke— LFC FANS (@lfc_allting) January 4, 2019
2019: Bournemouth pay £19 million for Solanke
Give him a statue— Alisson irfan Becker (@irfan91nafri) January 5, 2019
Good luck Solanke!— Aidan (@AidanW_03) January 4, 2019
Not a clue how Edwards has managed this...
Edwards = genius— Aaron (@LFCAaron_) January 4, 2019
Have to echo the sentiment here: Michael Edwards = MVP— Studs Up (@StudsUpFootball) January 4, 2019
Also feel Solanke will do well at Bournemouth under Howe, alongside Wilson and King. LFC are at a different level now and I’m not certain he would ever break through here. Makes the 600% profit all the more amazing.
Solanke is a promising young striker, but the Englishman simply could not compete with the firepower that Liverpool have at the moment.
The striker is only 21 years of age, and he will get chances under manager Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, and that will help him grow and develop in the coming months and years.
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