SPECIAL: Ukrainian winger For Sale – Yevhen Konoplyanka

Posted on Dec 19 2014 - 9:45am by Staff Writer

In the first of our January Transfer Window Special’s, we take a look at Yevhen Konoplyanka of Dnipro, who is linked with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool & Manchester United.

Why is he for sale?

Konoplyanka has twice been on the verge of making a move away from Ukrainian football but on both occasions his move to Liverpool was stopped by Dnipro president Ihor Kolomoyskyi. Come January though, the president has little left he can do to stop the winger leaving the club as his contract is due to expire in June.

www.transfermarkt.co.uk have valued the 25-year-old at £14.9m and despite his contract expiring, that figure is likely to remain the same, given his talents.

Who is interested?

A whole host of European teams have been interest but mainly those from England and Italy, including Liverpool and Inter Milan, who realistically lead the race. The winger has been linked with a move to bigger clubs in the past such as Real Madrid but staying in the Ukrainian league may have changed their interest in recent times.

What does he bring?

Konoplyanka brings goals and assists, bags of the latter. He has scored 41 career goals in 189 games for Dnipro and can play on either of the flanks.

What has he won?

Ukrainian Football of the Year (3), Ukrainian Premier League Player of the Year (2), UEFA Best Team of the Europa League for 2012.

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