Neil Young offers thoughts on Sol Solomon exit as Marine star set for Football League move

Sol Solomon celebrates Marine goal vs Warrington Rylands

Marine manager Neil Young has paid tribute to Sol Solomon after the forward’s departure.

The Mariners announced their retained list on Friday, they are in contract discussions with five players while new deals have been tabled for Fin Sinclair-Smith and Freddie Sass. Among the departures was Solomon who communicated the decision that he didn’t wish to extend.

Off The Park understands that the 23-year-old is set for a move to the Football League with Tranmere Rovers among the clubs interested. It will be the latest step in a phenomenal rise of the Jersey-born attacker.

Marine won the race to sign him in 2022 after he hit the headlines for his goalscoring exploits at the Jersey Bulls, including some eye-catching finishes in the FA Cup.

Despite competing in divisions below the Mariners, Solomon quickly emerged as a fan favourite and one of the main threats fo the club. In two years, he netted 40 goals – including 24 this season as they clinched promotion to the National League North as well as winning the Liverpool Senior Cup for the second time in as many years.

Speaking to Off The Park, Young praised the departing talent. He said: “Sol has been fantastic for us since he came into the club. His attitude to training and games is first class, his work ethic an example to others and as we all know, he scored lots of goals and some incredible ones at that.

“He is a great lad, so respectful and will be greatly missed by everyone. I really hope now he can go on and realise his dream since he came over to England of full-time football.

“That has always been his goal and he has never hidden that. I know he can go on to bigger and better things given the opportunities. I wish him and his family all the very very best.”

Marine have already moved to fill the void left by Solomon, signing Jack Goodwin from Prescot Cables with another attacker, with National League experience, set to join the attacker through the door at Rossett Park.

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