How much Liverpool could make from Dominic Solanke transfer

Liverpool could be set for a transfer windfall, if Dominic Solanke completes a move away from Bournemouth.

26-year-old Solanke joined Liverpool from Chelsea for a tribunal fee believed to be around £3m in 2017 and went on to make 27 appearances for the Reds before moving to Bournemouth for an initial £19m in the summer of 2018.

That deal (negotiated by former sporting director Michael Edwards) included add-ons which ultimately banked Liverpool up to £24m as Solanke helped fire the Cherries back into the Premier League.

Now it seems the one-cap England striker could be on the move again, with recent reports claiming Newcastle have made an enquiry – though Bournemouth are not keen to sell mid-season.

It's just the latest transfer story involving Solanke, who was reportedly the subject of interest from West Ham last summer.

The forward has been in sparkling form this season and is the top-scoring Englishman in the Premier League so far in 203/24, with 12 goals in 19 games – including eight in his last eight.

If a transfer for Solanke were to happen, it would be welcome news for Liverpool, with the Reds poised to bank even further profit on a player who scored just once for the club.

How much would Liverpool make from Solanke's transfer?

The Liverpool Echo reported back in 2021 that in addition to an upfront fee and add-ons, that Edwards also negotiated a 20% sell-on clause into Solanke's Bournemouth transfer.

That reported 20% clause relates to profit only, so it would only be applied for the amount over £19m.

For example, if Solanke were to be sold for £40m – the figure touted amid West Ham interest last summer – Liverpool's percentage would be applied to the £21m profit the Cherries stand to make on the transfer, therefore netting the Reds an extra £4.2m.

However, with the striker in such great form and under contract until 2027, it would not be unreasonable for Bournemouth to be expected to hold out for upwards of £50m – potentially landing Liverpool over £6.2m.

This is, of course, entirely hypothetical at this stage.

All in, Solanke's original transfer continues to appear an impressive piece of business from Liverpool's much lauded former sporting director and could yet provide another welcome boost for the club's finances.

It's also worth noting that in addition to the sell-on agreement, Liverpool also agreed a buyback clause on Solanke as part of his sale. Whether that is still valid in 2024, and what value it is set at are unknown.

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