For those refreshing the Newcastle transfer news in hopes of a Dominic Solanke signing, you'll be out of luck... For now.
Eddie Howe is said to be a keen fan of Dominic Solanke and would like to bring his former striker to St James Park. For those who aren't aware, Solanke played under Eddie Howe in his last season in charge of Bournemouth and the two had a great working relationship, hence why signing for Newcastle seems to be the natural step-up in Solanke's career path.
Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe could "absolutely" sign Dominic Solanke in summer
However, Newcastle won't have much luck with signing Solanke in this January transfer window. According to the journalist Ben Jacobs, though, Newcastle could "absolutely" sign Dominic Solanke in the summer transfer window.
Here's what Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “Bournemouth sources deny Newcastle have made an enquiry for Dominic Solanke, a player Magpies boss Eddie Howe actually signed. But Solanke is absolutely on a list of potential summer targets for Newcastle. I don’t think anything is possible in January. Bournemouth will resist a sale, and Newcastle can’t afford to buy now."
It will be interesting to see how this transfer story pans out as I would absolutely love Dominic Solanke at St James Park. It seems like the right thing to do is to sell Callum Wilson and sign a consistent player who is far less injury-prone and his countryman may just provide that solution.
Solanke has had a terrific season and he shows no signs of stopping. He is high in contention to make the EURO 2024 squad under Gareth Southgate, so it's unlikely that he will make any move in the January transfer window to hinder his chances. In the summer, though, I hope his next course of action is to sign under Eddie Howe again.
What do you make of today's Newcastle transfer news involving Dominic Solanke?