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Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:09 pm

I think he is.
Even Yaya Sanogo scored a brace in some preseason friendly.

Meanwhile, Solanke is a striker who cannot score a single goal to save his life.
Why buy such a useless player?

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Firenze on Sun May 06, 2018 6:14 pm

wasnt he super cheap or on a free..guess they figured he had resell value

unfortunately he turned out to be, as you say, a complete waste of space
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Post by Harmonica on Sun May 06, 2018 6:15 pm

Wasn't there like some random Norwegian dud with Refdrid? Cristensen, Hansen or something like that?

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sun May 06, 2018 6:16 pm

No worse than Niklas Sule IMO.

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Post by urbaNRoots on Sun May 06, 2018 6:16 pm

I thought it was Renato Sanches.
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Post by Nishankly on Sun May 06, 2018 6:16 pm

Solanke scored 4 goals in pre season this year :coffee:
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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Solanke literally can't do anything

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sun May 06, 2018 6:17 pm

@urbaNRoots wrote:I thought it was Renato Sanches.


Forgot about that rofl

Worst signing in the history of football tbh.

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Post by Firenze on Sun May 06, 2018 6:18 pm

@urbaNRoots wrote:I thought it was Renato Sanches.




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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:18 pm

@urbaNRoots wrote:I thought it was Renato Sanches.


Renato Sanches was instrumental in getting Portugal a Euro Championship title. More instrumental than Ronaldo for that matter.

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Post by Nishankly on Sun May 06, 2018 6:19 pm

Solanke is U21 England captain and won them the U21 world cup singlehandedly :coffee:
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Post by S on Sun May 06, 2018 6:21 pm

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:26 pm

Now he has ruined Liverpool's last chance by badly taking on and messing up a header when Firmino would have been able to simply head it in behind him

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:29 pm

Well, I gave it my all.

But even then I couldn't RJ Solanke into scoring a goal for Liverpool FOR ONCE. Would have been vital but he's just to useless.
Most useless young player ever signed by a top club.

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Post by Nishankly on Sun May 06, 2018 6:35 pm

Unreal sensless h8 against a young lad still trying to find his feet after being in a farmhouse aka Chelsea.
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun May 06, 2018 6:42 pm

In theory, it's good that you're nice towards a youngster and that you have patience, but in this case it's a waste of time.
It's clear to see the kid is never going to make it. Get rid and get someone with promise.

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Art Morte on Sun May 06, 2018 7:03 pm

Realistically he was never going to have a breakthrough season this year. Also the fact that he's very different in style to Firmino means he hasn't developed any sort of chemistry with his teammates and vice versa. He was bought for the future and didn't need to do much anything this season.

That said, I do accept that the signs aren't good and perhaps he doesn't have a long LFC future ahead of him. A big decision for Klopp in the summer whether to send Solanke out on loan or stick with him.
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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Kick on Mon May 07, 2018 4:01 am

Dom has talent, no doubt, he was considered to be slightly better than Tammy Abraham at one point (who has had a decent loan at Swansea), but Dom felt he was too entitled at Chelsea and left for Liverpool, expecting, not striving, for things to happen. They haven't and he has wasted a year. Big talent but he is wasting it with his mentality. Liverpool was never the right move for him, he'd be better off in the championship, which is where we would have sent him.

That said, he is still very young and can turn it around, if he really wants to. Or he can ride Pool's bench for his career.

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Post by Doc on Mon May 07, 2018 5:37 am

We just gonna pretend Dembele is being benched by the likes of Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez and Alcacar and cost more than those 3 combined? No? Too old to be considered part of this discussion? I know he was injured and what not but he has been fit for quite a while and contributed as much as Solanke to Liverpool in Barca's double.

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Unique on Mon May 07, 2018 10:20 am

he not only won the under 20 world cup he was player of the tounament plus he was on a free so liverpool had nothing to lose really. but he badly needs a season out on lone where he plays every week.

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Post by Betty La Fea on Mon May 07, 2018 1:45 pm

Chelsea produces good young players who cant make the transition to the highest level. To be fair though thats the point. none of these kids are created to ever play for the likes of Chelsea(or rivals) because that goes against the spending business model. Im sure lower leagues can feast on them though.

Guys like Kakuta, Bamford, Musonda, Chalobah,Loftus-Cheek,Tomori...ect can all eat well in lower leagues. Same will be said of Solanke when the time comes.

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Kick on Tue May 08, 2018 12:21 am

@Unique wrote:he not only won the under 20 world cup he was player of the tounament plus he was on a free so liverpool had nothing to lose really. but he badly needs a season out on lone where he plays every week.


He isn't free, he'll likely cost around 3m pounds.

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Unique on Tue May 08, 2018 12:25 am

@Kick wrote:
@Unique wrote:he not only won the under 20 world cup he was player of the tounament plus he was on a free so liverpool had nothing to lose really. but he badly needs a season out on lone where he plays every week.


He isn't free, he'll likely cost around 3m pounds.
in todays market he is free.

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Re: Is Dominic Solanke the most useless young player ever signed by a top club?

Post by Firenze on Sun May 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Goal on the last day of the season, hope Pool decide to keep him next season and don't sign any forward reinforcements
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Post by farfan on Sun May 13, 2018 4:25 pm

@Harmonica wrote:Wasn't there like some random Norwegian dud with Refdrid? Cristensen, Hansen or something like that?


You mean Keirrison? he was signed by Barça, and is currently flopping in Brazilian Serie B.
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