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Dominic Solanke 'is reminiscent' of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Ferdi Vierklau

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Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke has been grabbing the headlines during his short time at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

The 18-year-old has scored three goals in nine appearances for the Eredivisie club since leaving Stamford Bridge in a temporary deal over the summer. 

And former Vitesse defender Ferdi Vierklau says he can see similarities between the Chelsea loanee and PSG superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Vierklau told Goal.com: "He's clinical. Sometimes, with the most impossible balls he knows how to do something beautiful from nothing.

"In that way, he is reminiscent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He's only 18-years-old and already doing so well.

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"I expect he will only play one season as Chelsea will take him back and may want to loan him to an English club."

Having scored goals for fun at youth level, it appears Solanke is enjoying his first taste of professional football.

Expectations of the teenager are high around west London and if the Blues have indeed got the next Ibrahimovic on their hands then it is only a matter of time before he breaks into the first-team.

Having switched from Malmo to Ajax at the age of 19, Ibrahimovic has gone on to enjoy a career that has seen him win league titles in Holland, Spain, Italy and France.

His goalscoring record is not too shabby either; more than 300 goals in just over 600 games have made him one of the most revered strikers in world football.

It is still early days for Solanke, but the praise he is getting at such a young age can only stand him in good stead going forward. The London-born teenager is not just a goalscorer - check out this incredible piece of skill.

Will Dominic Solanke make it into the Chelsea first-team? Have your say in the comments section below!

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