Dominic Solanke release clause revealed amid Tottenham and Newcastle interest



Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth celebrates after he scores a goal to make it 1-0during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Stoke City at Vitality Stadium
Dominic Solanke’s release clause has been revealed (Picture: Getty)

Dominic Solanke’s release clause has been revealed as Bournemouth prepare for a fight to keep their star striker amid interest from a host of top clubs including Tottenham.

Solanke enjoyed his best season in the Premier League last campaign, notching up 19 goals and three assists in 38 appearances.

His efforts helped fire Andoni Iraola’s side to an impressive 12th-place finish and their record points haul in the top flight.

The Englishman’s impressive haul failed to see him rewarded with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming European Championship, but the 26-year-old is nevertheless attracting a flurry of interest from a number of top clubs.

Reports suggest that Tottenham will look to offload Richarlison to fund a move for Solanke as they go in search of a long-term replacement for Harry Kane.

Newcastle, meanwhile, are another team with a long-standing interest in the striker having enquired about his services in January and could return in the summer should Alexander Isak be sold.

However, both sides may be forced to stump up a significant amount for the former Chelsea and Liverpool striker.

Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth misses a late chance to equalise at 2-1 during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge
Solanke scored 19 Premier League goals last season (Picture: Getty)

According to The Athletic, Solanke’s current contract includes a release clause of £65million that can only be activated by certain clubs.

The identity of those clubs are not yet known, meaning a fee in excess of that figure may be required to prise the striker – who signed a new four-year extension in 2023 – away from the Vitality Stadium.

Speaking at the end of last season, Iraola remained hopeful of Bournemouth’s chances of holding onto Solanke heading into next season.

‘I hope he stays with us and plays a lot more games with us. But I don’t know what’s going to happen, not with Dom, nor with the other players,’ he said.

‘I hope they continue with us, especially the ones that have been more involved, have been more important, or they feel more important. But as a manager, I don’t know what’s going to happen.’

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