One-time reported Rangers target Dominic Solanke has finally broke his Bournemouth duck – and it just might be in perfect time.

The £17m signing from Liverpool was heavily linked to Ibrox in Gerrard’s first season in charge as the Ibrox gaffer looked to use his Anfield connections to strengthen his Gers squad [Express].

But after Solanke’s big-money move from Merseyside, the ex-Chelsea youth has failed to live up to his price tag for the Cherries.

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One-time reported Rangers target Dominic Solanke celebrates breaking his Premier League scoring duck.. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images)

This has led to Rangers fans breathing a sigh of relief as they lament what would’ve been an expensive short-term move for the club.

But like London buses, you wait around for one long enough and then two come along at once.

The 22-year-old forward hit a double as Bournemouth dismantled capitulating Leicester 4-1 and sparked their battle to survive in the English top tier into life.

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These are Solanke’s first Premier League goals in 39 English top-flight matches for Bournemouth – a monkey the striker will be delighted to get off his back.

Bournemouth currently occupy 18th place in the Premier League, three points off Watford and West Ham and in the relegation zone.

With three games to play Bournemouth will be trying to engineer a great escape from demotion to the Championship and Solanke’s first goals have come at exactly the right time.

Can the one-time Rangers target spark Bournemouth into life and prove he was right to move to the Vitality back in January 2019?

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