Can Rangers table a more enticing January offer to Solanke than Crystal Palace?
Dominic Solanke finds himself so far down Liverpool’s striking pecking order that it would be a surprise if he was still at Anfield beyond the end of the January transfer window.
The former Chelsea man has not seen Premier League action this season but his form for the England Under 21 side has provided regular reminders of his quality and eye for goal.
There are clubs both north and south of the border both looking for a goalscorer; Rangers and Crystal Palace have both been linked with a January swoop for the striker, who has one England cap to his name.
But which of the clubs would represent a better move for Solanke, as he looks to remind everyone of his quality?
The presence of Steven Gerrard at Ibrox may tempt Solanke to move north in order to make a statement of his intent to stay at Anfield; but Ovie Ejaria’s failed, prematurely-terminated loan deal should act as a cautionary tale.
Palace apparently hope that Solanke can emulate Ruben Loftus-Cheek at Selhurst Park; the Chelsea midfielder only needed one season of first team football with the club to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s England plans.
Scoring goals in the Premier League is a surefire way to attract attention, but performing at a huge club like Rangers would be a huge learning curve for the youngster.
That should give Rangers the edge in the chase, but Solanke has a big decision to make if both clubs make their interest concrete.
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