Liverpool Reportedly Submit Yevhen Konoplyanka Bid

We could use one of these
With time rapidly running out, Liverpool aren’t beating around the bush in their pursuit of FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka and tabloid media reports have not one, but two bids lodged for the player from the Merseyside club.

Amid interest from both Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and an unnamed Bundesliga club, the Reds apparently opened the bidding with a modest £14.8mil offer for the promising attacker before quickly upping the ante to £16mil in an attempt to wrap up the deal before tomorrow’s transfer deadline. Although no official figure has been confirmed, Dnipro president Ihor Kolomoyskyi has told the Ukrainian media that an offer has been received “in the region of £16million” for the 24-year olds services.

Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre is in the Ukraine attempting to finalize a deal with the club and although it’s believed that they’re reluctant to sell Konoplyanka, this may be their best – and most lucrative – opportunity to do so with his contract expiring in June 2015. The Anfield outfit, who have apparently offered to double the wingers wage to £60,000 per week, face a considerable crunch in time to get the deal completed with a medical and personal terms to be navigated after Dnipro finally agrees to let the versatile attacker go.

Although Spurs and the unnamed German club are still in the race for the 24-year olds signature, the Reds are believed to be the frontrunners with the only official bid lodged and a serious desire not to miss out after Chelsea pipped them to number one transfer target Mohamed Salah last week. Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful of adding to his squad before the window slams shut on February 1st, and Fowler willing, we’ll have a new name to mispronounce by the time we kick off against West Brom on Saturday.

6 thoughts on “Liverpool Reportedly Submit Yevhen Konoplyanka Bid

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Let’s just call him Kono…and hopefully seal the deal soon

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Kono is a good player. It’s a pity he’s another right footed winger as we seem to have those in abundance. I was looking forward to a left-footed winger (ala Shaqiri, Griezmann or Cerci). Regardless, this may turn out to be a good signing in the end. However, I feel we should do everything possible to bring in a top DM. I hope we get M’Vila as rumored. If not, I really wonder what is stopping LFC from getting Fernando from Porto. He’s on his final few months and I don’t see Porto refusing a fair offer unless the player doesn’t want to come to LFC. Please get one of them!

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Kono is very much two footed, playing on the left crossing with his left foot or cutting inside and shooting with his right. Two footed players are the toughest to mark, especially when they have blistering pace. If Liverpool picked up an injury to Coutinho or Sterling we’ll be very glad we signed this guy.

  • January 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Exactly. Also, Sterling is dong fine on the right cutting in like BR likes his wingers to, so he probably didn’t see the need for a left-footed right-sided winger since they are fairly hard to come by.
    Anyway, I see kono replacing sterling near the season’s end, and taking a place on the bench until he is adjusted to the EPL. He could also push Coutinho to AM, and push Hendo back to CM or DM. Not very effective (in terms of hendo or gerrard in DM) but better than not having a new signing. Of course we’d all like to see M’vila or Reges. I hope there was some kind of informal agreement with M’vila back when he visited so that we could focus on other signings until the end of the window and know we’d still get him…wishful thinking, but we can hope.

  • January 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Well abbreviated name “Kono” hope we get him, we have been done several time by teams who regard Liverpool as there scouting boy. The good thing is we are still better than them and offer smart beautiful football. Should achieve our top 4 target this season with some few additions. LFC Should act fast time is against us, YWNWA…..

  • January 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    “Fowler willing” lol I like what you did there 🙂

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