Did Tottenham Actually Enter the Race for Liverpool Linked Konoplyanka?

Anywhere but Spurs…
While writing about Liverpool’s reported interested in FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka earlier in the day, the News Desk was waiting for the other shoe to drop; well, right on time, here it is.

With Reds Managing Director Ian Ayre apparently in, or enroute, to the Ukraine to hash out a deal for the 24-year old, fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur have put their hand up to say “me too!” as they prepare to go head to head with Liverpool for the talented attackers signature. This song and dance is far too familiar on Merseyside with the London outfit previously hijacking bids for the likes of Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and American utility man Clint Dempsey, as well as disrupting negotiations with Brazilian afro-puff Willian. Of course, at this late stage, you have to wonder if there’s actually any interest at all coming out of White Hart Lane.

You never say never at this stage in the game, but after busting their wad on nearly £100mil worth of players during the summer — and having very little to show for it — the real question is if Spurs Chairman, and chief negotiator, Daniel Levy is going to be given even a pittance to play with this month. Tottenham, who sacked manager Andre Villas Boas after Liverpool shellacked them at Whitehart Lane, have yet to dip into the transfer market this month at all leaving new boss Tim Sherwood to play will all of Portuguese bosses broken toys.

Although Sherwood has made a much better go of it — you know, besides the 5-1 pasting they got handed by Manchester City earlier tonight — you have to wonder if the former Spurs man has bought himself enough goodwill to snag a £16mil attacker. Never, ever, say never, but cross your fingers that Ayre doesn’t pull a Mohamed Salah on this one.

Konoplyanka might not be the defensive midfielder or fullback that we need, but he’s not going to hurt our line-up one bit, now is he?

16 thoughts on “Did Tottenham Actually Enter the Race for Liverpool Linked Konoplyanka?

  • January 30, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Konoplyanka would rip premier league defenders apart and would suit Liverpool. Spurs aren’t a bigger pull than Liverpool anymore like last few seasons. Now players would rather go to Liverpool and play in that world class attack beside SAS.

  • January 30, 2014 at 1:22 am

    oh the reds are coming up the hill, boys

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:06 am

    The only team in the Top 10 with a negative goal difference. You would think they’d actually invest in a new defence.

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Wanna go play for one of the Greatest most legendary Football clubs on Earth or a little London Club that may win a trophy every decade or two? – it’s your move.

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 and Tottenham lost to Manchester City 5-1. So I think he sees that we are up where we belong. And we also beat Tottenham 5-0, if that helps any.

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I agree with you Fergie, he would be better suited to the SaS.

  • January 30, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Do the spuds actually have a scouting system or do they just wait to see who Liverpool are interested in.?

  • January 30, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Spurs 4th 5th 4th and 5th liverpool 7th 6th 8th and 7th. Lets be relistic here spurs are having a appalling season getting whop left right and centre. Liverpool are having there best season for years got this SAS! That you lot alway bang on about yet spurs are only 3 points off 4th. Once suarez is gone in the summers you be back fighting for 6th place. Idoit!!

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:37 am


    Says it all really ;0)

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:49 am

    stupid spurs scout your own players.

  • January 30, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Oh no! Has Ayre gone and done it again? There are widespread reports that Ian Ayre is apparently ‘in, or on route to, the Ukraine’ to tie up a deal, however, now it turns out that Konoplyanka’s agent has flown to Liverpool! http://www.clubcall.com/liverpool/konoplyankas-agent-arrives-for-16m-move-talks-1702980.html?

    We can only pray that this is just lazy journalism and not another Ayre balls up! Just sort it out and get the lad signed – and be quick about it!

  • January 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    So your only relpy is a typo? What about the facts I wrote?

  • January 30, 2014 at 9:23 am

    “Deluded lot” eh? Good name for a spuds fan that. Spuds are a one man team and have been for years. Problem is that man is now at Madrid.

  • January 30, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Huh one man team? Bale best season was last season you argue we was a one man team and I would agree. The season before it was a team effort that got us 4th. Take suarez out your team and you would be mid table at best what 23 goal score by him and how much assist? If spurs or a one man team why are we ( having a bad season) only 3 points off liverpool?

  • January 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    It’s safe to say that it was going to take time for all of the players Spurs brought in during the summer to both settle in a new league and gel as a team — that being said, it’s January and they don’t look much better than they did in September.

    Maybe Sherwood will steady the ship, maybe not, but at this point in time we look a better shout for 4th place.

  • January 31, 2014 at 6:47 am

    your a tosser.liverpool 5 spurs 0.enough said.By the way how many titles have spurs won?now crawl back under your rock.maggott

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