January 5, 2019 / 5:32 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer: Bournemouth signing Solanke out until February

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - European Under 21 Championship Qualifier - Group 4 - England v Andorra - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, Britain - October 11, 2018 England's Dominic Solanke in action with Andorra's Albert Reyes Action Images/Ed Sykes/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League Bournemouth will be without new signing Dominic Solanke throughout January because of a hamstring injury, manager Eddie Howe said on Saturday.

The south coast club signed England international Solanke from Liverpool for a fee reported by British media to be 19 million pounds ($24 million) on Friday but he missed the 3-1 FA Cup defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion.

“Dominic will miss most of January,” Howe said. “He’s got a bit of a hamstring issue so it will be more February before we’re likely to see him in action.

“But we knew about that because he’s been through all the medicals and checks.”

Solanke, who has one senior international cap, failed to make a Premier League appearance for Liverpool this season.

($1 = 0.7857 pounds)

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis

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