Dominic Solanke Out Until February: Howe

Dominic Solanke has been ruled out of action until February following his move to Bournemouth.

The Cherries paid £19 million to Liverpool for the Englishman to arrive at the Vitality Stadium.

English striker Dominic Solanke has been ruled out of action until February after completing his move to Bournemouth. The Cherries paid £19 million for the former Liverpool ace but will have to wait for him to lead their line until the next month after he picked up a knock. Solanke did not start for the Reds since the start of the season and it was expected that he would jump into the first-team action right after signing for the South Coast club. However, manager Eddie Howe has made it clear that the player would not be available until the start of February.

Speaking to the media after Bournemouth’s 3-1 defeat against Brighton, Howe said, “Dominic will miss most of January. He’s got a bit of a hamstring issue so it will be more February before we’re likely to see him in action. But we knew about that because he’s been through all the medicals and checks.”

Given the fact that the England starlet is set to miss the whole of January due to injury worries, Solanke is expected to make a return to action when the Cherries take on Liverpool in the Premier League on February 8th.

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