Dnipro are sure of another attempt by Liverpool FC at signing highly rated winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.
Liverpool failed with their attempt to sign the Ukrainian international in January as it marked the end of a fairly disappointing winter transfer window for the Reds. Initial reports suggested that Dnipro president didn’t sign the document which was required to complete this deal after agreeing a fee and this lead to suggestions that this has resulted in a breach of contract as Liverpool’s bid invoked the release clause in his contract. But Dnipro’s Executive Director later explained that the deal couldn’t materialize due to lack of time and that the Ukrainian club held up the deal because they didn’t receive the money from the English club within the deadline.
Despite this it seems like Liverpool could yet make another move for the 24-year-old in the summer. Brendan Rodgers as already confirmed that the club with “review it in the summer”, and now Dnipro’s executive director Andriy Rusol has also revealed that the Ukrainian club are expecting Liverpool to come back for Konoplyanka next season and believes that a deal could be reached in their next dealing.
“I am a thousand per cent sure that Liverpool will try again in the summer and then we’ll let him go.
“Money was not the problem, the problem was that Liverpool came too late.
“But in the summer everything will be fine. If Liverpool, in the summer, report to us, Yevhen will still go to this club.” – Rusol told the press.
He also dismissed reports which suggested that the club president was against this move and insisted that Igor Kolomoisky gave a “go-ahead” immediately after Liverpool approached them.
“Igor Kolomoisky gave the go-ahead immediately. It is not our fault, Liverpool representatives could have arrived a day or two earlier.
“Up to the deadline we were waiting for the transfer of money from Liverpool. But this did not happen.”
Time will tell whether Liverpool will regret missing out on him this season, but it is unlikely that we have heard the last of this transfer saga.