FRONTMAN Dominic Solanke signalled his intention to “score goals and make an impact” having snapped up Cherries’ number nine shirt.

The Dorset club confirmed England international Solanke, who wore 29 last season after signing in January, would switch his squad number for the 2019-20 campaign – taking on the vacant number left by Lys Mousset.

Many of Solanke’s idols growing up donned the same number for their respective club and countries.

And the former Liverpool and Chelsea man had been excited to follow in their footsteps.

The 21-year-old told the club website: "Having been a striker all my life, my favourite number is the number nine.

"Growing up, watching great players like R9 (Ronaldo), Ibrahimovic and Benzema to name a few, you always saw top players in that number so I’m delighted to get it.

"I’m really looking forward to the start of the season, I arrived midway through last season so it’s a fresh start for myself and everyone else in the squad.

"With the new number, hopefully I can score goals and make an impact, we’re looking forward to that first game."

Cherries also recently confirmed Joshua King would switch from 17 to seven for the upcoming campaign.