Roy Hodgson says that Dominic Solanke’s loan deal has fallen through
Liverpool’s out of favour youngster Dominic Solanke will not be completing a loan move to Selhurst Park in January, confirmed Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
Solanke, who has not made a single appearance for Liverpool this season, was heavily linked with a move to Palace in January, with the Eagles looking to bolster their misfiring attack.
Palace were in pole position to sign Solanke loan but Hodgson has put an end to the speculations by saying that the move has fallen through due to some complications.
“Unfortunately it is a club decision, it turns out there were complications and the club decided it wasn’t the right moment to do it,” he told reporters when asked about Solanke after Palace’s 2-0 Premier League win at Wolves.
“He had made up his mind in our favour, but it didn’t work out. But you accept these things as a manager.
“We are on the lookout, of course, and are anxious to do what we can. It is not easy, it is not an easy transfer window.”
Palace claimed three crucial points with a 2-0 win over Wolves on Wednesday night, thanks to goals from Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojevic. And Hodgson’s change in mind over signing Solanke might have something to do with Ayew getting on the scoresheet for the first time this season.
“When you are a forward you do need goals and he has had to wait for that,” Hodgson said. “If anyone deserved that goal, it was him.
“He worked hard and defended well.
“We have modified our line-up up at times but we have that flexibility to play with one, two or three up front. Occasionally, he gets sacrificed in those moments, but it was good to bring him back.”