Andriy Yarmolenko’s agent has dropped a big hint as to where his future might lie.
Vadim Shablii posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday of himself at Liverpool’s famous home, Anfield.
And we can presume that it was Yarmolenko who the two parties were discussing after Dynamo Kiev president Ihor Surkis admitted he wouldn’t stand in the Ukranian’s way.
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Shablii added the captions: “#meeting #transferwindow #fcliverpool #ProStar #football #agency”, to the video, which you can see below.
This isn’t the first time Yarmolenko has been linked with a move to Merseyside. Last summer, Roberto Martinez tried to sign him at Everton but talks broke down.
Shablii at Anfield
Shablii said at the time of the failed move to Goodison Park: “I talked to Roberto Martinez. He’s a great man. In general [Everton] is a good club, good team, I liked it very much," per the Liverpool Echo.
“My priority [for the player] is the English Premier League.”
Yarmolenko can cut it in England
Now it seems as though Liverpool will try to sign the 26-year-old, who has scored 16 goals in all competitions for Kiev.
Yarmolenko has been a class above the Russian League for quite some time, and it's strange that it’s taken this long for him to earn recognition.
Ukraine boss Mykhaylo Fomenko is confident that the winger can cut it in England. He said last month, per the Independent: “If he is wanted by the top English clubs then, yes, he can show his best in the Premier League and he must do this.
"He is the leader of our team and leader of our squad.”
Surkis uttered a similar sentiment by declaring that Kiev cannot “spoil” the careers of their best players.
“We cannot spoil the career of Andriy Yarmolenko, Aleksandar Dragovic and others who need to be let go,” the president said, per the Daily Mail. “We can look for a replacement, but the primary task is to give a chance to young players.”
Liverpool were dealt a blow in their bid to sign Bayern Munich’s wantaway star Mario Gotze when his former team, Borussia Dortmund, confirmed their interest, but Yarmolenko would be a worthy backup.
He possesses the work rate to succeed in Jurgen Klopp’s high-octane system and will score as well as create chances.
Liverpool fans can get a closer look at the pacy forward when he lines up for Ukraine at this summer’s European Championship.
Fomenko’s team will take on Germany in the group stages, a game that Klopp will certainly have his eye on.