With the January transfer window now open, several clubs in the Premier League are on the hunt for new additions. The number one position of interest is strikers, with the number of top-class forwards in world football seemingly diminishing by the year.
As a result, the Dominic Solanke next club betting market is one to keep an eye on this winter, with the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Man Utd all circling.
Solanke is currently having the best season of his professional career under Andoni Iraola at Bournemouth, and with the Cherries currently enjoying a good run of form, the 26-year-old may feel that he should stay put for the time being.
On the flip side, there is always an argument for striking while the proverbial iron is hot…
Dominic Solanke next club betting – Latest news
Solanke rises to third in the Golden Boot race
It's been quite a season for Dominic Solanke so far. The talent has always been there, and he was tipped for big things at both Chelsea and Liverpool when he was a youngster. Now, at the age of 26, he is finally showing that he was perhaps worth the hype after all.
As things stand, only Erling Haaland and Mo Salah have scored more Premier League goals than the Englishman. Although Bournemouth's form has only picked up in recent weeks, Solanke has been prolific throughout.
He netted four goals in his first eight appearances of the season and has six in his last seven. Overall he has 13 goals to his name in all competitions, which is already more than he has ever scored in a season as a top-flight striker.
Solanke misses out on FA Cup tie against QPR
Given the transfer window is currently open, alarm bells were ringing on Saturday when Solanke wasn't selected in the matchday squad for Bournemouth's FA Cup third round match with QPR. Often, players who are on the move won't be risked in a cup game to avoid the possibility of being cup-tied with a new club, but Iraola insisted after the match that the centre forward missed out due to a “knock”.
With Solanke still not cup-tied in this season's FA Cup, interest is only likely to grow throughout the month. Bournemouth have been drawn to play Swansea City at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup and Iraola will want to play him in that one, providing he is still a Bournemouth player on the final weekend of January.
Dominic Solanke next club betting – Current outrights
Arsenal – 8/1
After letting a big lead slip last season, many people believed that Arsenal were a centre-forward short of going all the way and winning the Premier League. Instead, the club elected to spend a large chunk of their summer budget on Declan Rice and another £65m on Kai Havertz.
Throughout the campaign, troubles in front of goal have once again come back to haunt the Gunners, with neither Gabriel Jesus nor Eddie Nketiah seemingly good or prolific enough to lead a team to a title. Among the reported Arsenal transfer targets is Dominic Solanke, who has scored four more Premier League goals this season than Nketiah and Jesus combined.
Tottenham – 10/1
The Harry Kane-shaped hole at Tottenham is still very much there, even six months after the Englishman made the move to Bayern Munich. For much of this season, Ange Postecoglou has played Son Heung-Min up front but more recently he has trusted Richarilson with leading the Spurs line.
The problem here is that Son's best position is on the left wing. He is missing for the next month on international duty, while Richarlison isn't consistent enough in terms of form and fitness. Solanke would therefore provide Spurs with a focal point up top, and while he isn't as prolific as Harry Kane, he would give them some much-needed physicality at the top of the pitch.
Man Utd – 16/1
Man Utd went big in the summer on the talented but raw Rasmus Hojlund. The Dane has netted five UEFA Champions League goals, but still just one in the Premier League. The decision for United to spend a fortune on an unproven 20-year-old certainly hasn't paid off in the short term, especially with Anthony Martial – a man capable of dire runs of form himself – as the Red Devils' only alternate option up front.
Luckily for United, they do have a chance of redemption this January. The signing of Solanke would provide them with more experience at the top of the pitch, while also releasing expectation off the shoulders of Hojlund, and allow him more time to develop.