Bournemouth’s Solanke Eyes Switch to Nigeria’s Super Eagles After England Euro 2024 Snub

Bournemouth’s Solanke Eyes Switch to Nigeria’s Super Eagles After England Euro 2024 Snub

By Muminat Ajide

Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke has expressed his intention to switch his international allegiance to the Nigeria Super Eagles, following his omission from the England squad for the Euros 2024 in Germany according to reports

Solanke, born in Reading, Berkshire, to a Nigerian Yoruba father and an English mother, has represented England at various youth levels and the senior team.

Solanke has played in one official international match for the Three Lions of England which happened way back in 2017.

He won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with England, where he also received the Golden Ball award for best player.

Starting his career with Chelsea, Solanke made his first-team debut in October 2014 and had a term on loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie during the 2015-16 season. He later joined Liverpool in July 2017 before moving to AFC Bournemouth in January 2019.

During the past season (2023/24, Solanke scored 19 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League for Bournemouth.

Reports indicate that Solanke is now in discussions with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) regarding his decision to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

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