Dominic Solanke: To be released at the end of the season after ridiculous demands were ignored.
Dominic Solanke will leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his current contract expires with plenty of interest in his services. Bu...
Dominic Solanke will leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his current contract expires with plenty of interest in his services. But for ridiculous contract demands, he would still be a Chelsea player next year and beyond.
People talk of our Academy and the succession of youngsters coming through it only to be sold on for profit. People moan about these players not being given chances to stake their claim to firstly be involved with the first team on a regular basis and secondly a regular place in the first team just as John Terry did all those years ago.
For the majority they will reach their level which isn't the Premier League and will move on to appear week in, week out in the Championship or League one. For the special few, they will be given a chance to impress by being loaned out at a good standard in a good league to show what they can do with a view to coming back Chelsea to show the manager exactly what they can do (Moses, Ake).
Dominic Solanke appeared to be one of the special ones who had demonstrated a phenomenal goal scoring record through the different Chelsea sides at youth level. Given the chance to play in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem on a weekly basis, all Solanke needed to do was to go out there with the right attitude and impress.
While on loan and shortly after his excellent season here at the club, Solanke was reportedly contacted by the club to discuss a new contract to keep him at the club which was due to end at the beginning of this season. His current contract (according to reports) is worth £7,000 per week.
Not only did his loan spell in Holland not work out, in addition to that he sought advice from the wrong people it seems as they asked for a new deal for the 19-year-old worth a whopping £50,000 per week which is scandalous to say the least. Who are these people advising someone of that age, who has not played anywhere near the first team here on a regular basis, to demand a financial package like that? It's pure greed.
It comes as no surprise that the club has refused these terms and have pulled out of any deal to keep the player here having talked themselves out of the opportunity to progress at this football club and it's such a shame but a sign that Chelsea will not be held to ransom by these people representing their players.
Sure enough, interest remains high in Solanke and I am 100% certain that he will end up at a Premier League club this summer once he leaves Chelsea, but I am not sure he will be given the opportunities he is looking for straight away.