Newcastle Lining Up Top Young England Striker For The Summer

There’s a report in the Mail today that Newcastle are lining up 19 year-old Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, who has played for all the England Youth sides and 3 times for the England U21 side, even though he doesn’t turn 20 until September.

His contract at Chelsea runs out at the end of June and it looks like he wants to leave Chelsea at that time.

There are a number of Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing Solanke including Newcastle, who are reported to be willing to offer the teenager wages of  £35K/week to join them when we hope we are a Premier League clubs again.

Dominic Solanke – 19 year-old Chelsea striker

If we don’t get promoted this summer of course none of this will happen.

The other clubs interested in the teenager include Sunderland, Everton and Manchester City.

It seems as though his manager Antonio Conte thinks he could leave.

Conte said this when asked if he thought the youngster would leave the club in the summer:

“I think this is his will,” “This question is better to ask him.”

“I think for a young player to stay in a great team is a great opportunity.”

“We have to respect every decision” “Obviously I have spoken with him to try and understand his will.”

“I repeat we must respect every decision.” 

“His contract expires in June. I wish for him and his family in the future. I am not sure.”

While Solanke usually plays as a striker he can also play on either wing and also as an attacking midfielder so he’s a versatile player too.

He joined Chelsea in 2004 as a six year-old and came through their Youth Academy so the London club would be due some compensation for the young player, who currently stands 6ft 1ins tall.

It would seem Solanke is exactly the type of top young player Newcastle want to sign so that Rafa Benitez and his coaching team can develop them into first team players for Newcastle in the future.

Dominic is certainly a top young England player – there’s no doubt about that.

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30 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Feb 18, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Armstrong starts, hope he does some damage to Brighton.

  • Mag52

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Solanke would be a great acquisition for us next season.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah scores a hatrick and injures their back 4 would be nice lol

  • G

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    I would love this guy, rumour has it that he’s already agreed to Liverpool though.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Mr Tuff

    So no extra time in today’s FA cup matches!!

    During the Olympics, I really enjoyed the Ladies beach volleyball.

    And I remember one time chancing upon a naked ladies yoga programme on TV, could never find it again! 🙂

  • Belfast

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s demanding 50 grand a week apparently and Chelsea have told him to ferk off by all accounts and rightly so in my opinion.

  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib……. From an earlier thread. I found your post about Placcy Fans very poignant and loyal to our great city. Your literacy skills are going to waste on here.

    I don’t see how you can accuse Jail of fitting into the Placcy Fan category. The guy eats, sleeps and breathes NUFC. You’re a bit out on that one IMHO.

  • jane

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Huddersfield win would be good

  • Mag52

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #9

    ‘udders giving Man City a few scares.

  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Could do with hudds drawing today replay at Man City with extra time

  • toon kk

    Feb 18, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Boro 2-0 up against Oxford

  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Being linked with this player doesn’t look great for Armstrong. I personally rate Armstrong higher but saying that, solanke is a very good young player and a very clinical finisher. If we are too sign anyone from Chelsea it should be Charly Musonda.

  • Bambams

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Wednesday winning and now Brighton !

    We don’t get much help from other teams

  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Betty are you aware of the mocking footy chant directed at Man Yoo and Chelski fans ?

    “You only sing when your’e winning”

    That sums up placcy fans to me.

    Jail is Mr Buoyant at the moment because we have a worldy manager in Rafael Benitez.

    If things went tits up – he’d be off like a shot – whereas Bobby Bee , myself and many others on here would just grit our teeth and get on with it.

  • toon kk

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Oxford pull it back to 2-2 with boro

  • toon kk

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Brighton 2 up


    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Haha Jeffery u do make me laugh

    Brighton back on top of the league by the looks of it, only started watching at the beginning of the second half but their first was top draw and their second Knockaert proving his quality again, he is up there with best player in the league

  • Mag52

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Huddersfield matching Man. City in every respect.
    We’d better watch them as the season progresses.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    21Jib // Feb 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    So your first ST was under Rafa ?
    Ha ha ha
    Wait until Welshie sees this

    22Jail for Ashley // Feb 18, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    What on earth has a mentally challenged Swansea fan who’s never been to a football game in his life got to do with someone being a plastic fan.

    So jail it’s only now you are a season ticket holder.

    Ha ha ha

    You couldn’t make it up, probably been to more games than you.

  • Mag52

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Replay at Man.City.


    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #21

    How many town games u been at?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Looking like a very cut and dry top 6 now.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #23

    What exactly would you get on with, streaming games on your kodi while spending your money on flights to Benidorm. I’ve been going since the highs of Arthur Cox and the lows of Ossie Ardiles so ram ya theories.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Nothing wrong with Benidorm, one of the best comedies on tv.

  • manxpie

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Got to laugh at Birmingham and to think I thought they were gonna be up there not so long ago
    shows ya how much of a fusk up owners can be I bet zola’s on a hell of a lot more money too!

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Some fans already want the Leicester boss out, shocking, how about they have a go at the players, so easy to blame the manager when things go tits up, be careful what you wish for Leicester, some fans wanted Pardew out which they got and ended up with carver, yeah great move.

  • Budge123

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib – surely you are getting your plastic and fair weather fans mixed up.

    A plastic fan is one who pretends to be something to get a sense of belonging perhaps. Welsh for example.

    Fair weather fans only turn up when times are good.

    But either way someone who supports a team has the means and opportunity to attend games but CHOOSES not to doesn’t really have much weight in a discussion about what makes a fan a fan?

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #29

    If Dominic Solanke goes to Liverpool and, although not a necessary consequence, Daniel Sturridge leaves, it will be interesting who becomes available at that club. That is as far as our aspirations will be, a knock offs knock off, going cheap.

  • Toontaff

    Feb 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #30

    Im welsh with a geordie mother god bless her and get to see as many games home and away as possible admittedly more away than home due to the distance so i would not class myself as a plastic fan. If i lived in the toon i would be at every home game..


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