Liverpool may have won the race for Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, beating off competition from rivals Everton and Arsenal.
His agent Vadim Shabliy, posted a video from Liverpool’s London offices on Instagram, using the hashtag ‘transfer window’, prompting speculation that talks over Yarmolenko have taken place.
The Ukraine international has appeared in 33 matches in all competitions this season for Dynamo, and scored twice in the Champions League on his way to amassing 19 goals so far in the campaign.
Yarmolenko’s agent also represents Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Viktor Kovalenko, therefore it is possible the post may have been referring to his other client.
Yarmolenko alerted the blue half of Merseyside when he was quoted as saying he would rather join Everton than Barcelona, who he was linked with at the time.
“It is better to play at Everton,” he said in February.
“Of course you can go to Barcelona, make a cool selfie with (Lionel) Messi, put the images on Instagram and get a million likes and be pleased with yourself. But I’m not one of those.
“For me it is important to play matches. If I do not play twice a week, I have nowhere to throw out the emotions and energy. My family will go mad. If I play, the next day I am all calm and smile. If I missed the game and lay in the house, I immediately run into a quarrel.”
It appears the 27-year-old is well set for life in England.
“Until recently, I studied English. But in September, my second son was born and I lost time. But (I plan to) return to the course.
“I am learning a language for themselves, rather than as a preparation for the championship of England. I often go abroad and I want to speak normally.”