Yevhen Konoplyanka could still join the Reds come the end of the season…
Liverpool will definitely try to sign Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro in the summer, the selling club’s executive director Andriy Rusol claims.
The Reds worked tirelessly to complete the deal on transfer deadline day last week, but failed to finalise the £15m move because of unforeseen complications.
Rusol claims that the deal collapsed because of time constraints, and that Konoplyanka would more than likely still join the Anfield club in the summer.
“There was no time to organise the technical transfer. Yevhen’s all ahead now. If he continues to train the same and play the way he plays, it’s just a matter of time before he moves to a good European club,” Rusol told Ukrainian media outlets, reports Sky Sports.
“I’m 1,000% sure that Liverpool will attempt to buy Yevhen again in the summer. And, after this experience, the dealings will be more organised, and more likely to succeed.
If they had come a little earlier things would have been different,” he added.
This news will probably not appease Liverpool fans who were desperate for their team to strengthen this winter, as the squad is very thin in various areas.
The team has been doing well however, and currently sit fourth in the table, and supporters will hope the failed Konoplyanka transfer doesn’t come back to haunt them.