The Dominic Solanke to Rangers transfer saga has been running almost ever since Steven Gerrard walked up in the marble staircase.
Reporters have suggested that the saga might just be coming to an end – with Solanke in Royal Blue. This is according to the Daily Express who claim Gerrard is confident of landing his man.
Tore Andre Flo was Solanke’s youth coach during his time at Chelsea and revealed an admiration for the youngster.
A raw talent
Speaking to Sky Sports News in 2015, the ex-Rangers striker said:
“He takes things the right way. He doesn’t get big-headed, he keeps his feet on the ground and of course he’s very good going forward.
“He’s got a very good physique and I think he’s got great touch on the ball. He’s quick but often what impresses me the most is when he looks like he’s lost the ball, he somehow manages to get out with the ball, no matter how tight the situation is or how difficult it looks.
There is still a long way to go for Dominic even though he has done really well. I just wish him the best and hope he can someday become a regular player at Chelsea.”
Solanke ended up signing for Liverpool at the beginning of last season when his contract ran up at Chelsea, but the English youngster is an undoubted talent.
Gerrard key influencer
The Gerrard connection bodes well for Rangers in convincing him to join their ranks. With Solanke still only being 20 years old, it could also be a useful loan move for both Clubs.
Solanke would add real quality in the final third, particularly if the season includes European football. It could also be a real confident booster with the youngster likely to get opportunities, and goals.
It’s a move that has Rangers fans excited and they’ll be hoping Tore Andre Flo was right about his ability should be make the move to Ibrox.