Saturday, August 24, 2013

Liverpool Wants Kiev Striker Yarmolenko

With the Willian deal now dead in the water, Liverpool is reportedly considering a move for Dynamo Kiev attacker Andriy Yarmolenko.

According to a report in Ukrainian newspaper, Liverpool is 'close' to signing Yarmolenko, whose current contract expires in 2015.

AC Milan tried to sign the 23-year old last summer, but according to his Agent, Mikhail Gulordava, Kiev rejected the Rossoneri's €20 million bid.

In a recent interview, Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko - a team-mate at Kiev - heaped praise on Yarmolenko, who is described by national coach Oleg Blokhin as ‘unstoppable'.

Liverpool is currently odds-on favourites to sign Yarmolenko, and reports in Spain claim that Reds are ready to make a €23m offer.

Yarmolenko is probably not the 'marquee' name LFC fans are hoping for, but there are some clear positives to his potential signing: 39 goals for Kiev in the last three seasons, double figures every year, and 11 goals in 32 games for the Ukraine national team.

Yarmolenko also scored for Kiev in the club's recent 3-2 Europa League victory over Aktobe.

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