Liverpool Leading The Race To Sign Andriy Yarmolenko From Dynamo Kyiv

Andriy Yarmolenko

Vadim Shabliy met with Liverpool officials to discuss the possible transfer of his client Andriy Yarmolenko to Anfield in the summer, reports the Daily Express

Shabliy has been promoting the fact that a meeting took place at Anfield, but did not go as far as to confirm that a deal had been done, but might be in the works, by posting a video of the Anfield club on his Instagram account.

Yarmolenko has been linked with several premier league clubs, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City in the past, but it seems the Reds have moved ahead of their rivals in the race to sign the Ukraine international.

Ihor Surkis the Dynamo Kyiv’s president said he would let Yarmolenko leave for the right price but only to a top club.

“If I get an offer that will suit Dynamo and Yarmolenko wants to go to this club, I’ll let him. All talk of a transfer will begin after the Euros,” he said.

“He is already a top player, so he should go to a top club. My position is that we should not let Yarmolenko go to such clubs as Everton and Stoke City. Dynamo is Dynamo and Stoke City is Stoke. We’re playing in the Champions League, and Stoke City are fighting for survival.”

“If we receive an offer that will suit the club and suit the player, no one will hold him back,” said Surkis.

“I, as president of the club, had a winter offer from China completely arranged, but Yarmolenko did not even come to the meeting with the sports director of the Chinese squad.

“Andriy said that dreams to play in the Bundesliga and the English Premier League. The situation compared to last year is completely different, for example, Borussia Dortmund came to us two days before the transfer window closed.”

The Dynamo Kyiv attacking midfielder who is comfortable at central or right of midfield has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season, and will cost around £25m for his services.

Watch Andriy Yarmolenko in action below.