Liverpool finally know how much they must pay for the services of Dominic Solanke following his move from Chelsea.
Negotiations over a fee stretch back to the Englishman’s arrival in 2017, with a failure to reach an agreement threatening to result in a tribunal.
Solanke’s decision to make the switch to Liverpool seemingly stemmed from the notoriously difficult route to first-team football and the eventual expiry of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea’s right to compensation given his young age proved a key factor as discussions dragged out across the 2017/2018 campaign.
The two clubs have now agreed an undisclosed fee believed to be between £3million and £10million, according to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce.
Solanke fired his first goal for the club in a win over Brighton on the final day of last season to conclude a largely frustrating season in encouraging fashion.
Liverpool’s prolific front three afforded the 20-year-old few first-team opportunities, consequently restricting his match sharpness and rhythm in preparation for occasions he was given a run out.
A season of patience entailed various U23s outings for the striker and a mere glimpse of what he may offer Liverpool moving forward.
High expectations of Solanke continue to originate from his Player of the Tournament award in England’s U20 World Cup winning campaign prior to his Liverpool move last summer.
His success at international level progressed to a call-up to the U21s and then a debut for Gareth Southgate’s senior team in a friendly against Brazil earlier this year.
It now remains to be seen what Jurgen Klopp has planned for the forward amid speculation linking him to a loan move.