Ukraine International striker Artem Milevskiy has been at Dynamo Kyiv since 2002, and it’s the only club he has ever played for. The 6’2″ striker is the same age as Demba Ba – 27 – and Artem is rumored to be a player Newcastle are witching and who could potentially be brought to Tyneside next month if Demba Ba leaves via that release clause in his contract.
Artem Milevskiy – Ukrainian striker
But the 50 times capped Ukrainian International is also out of contract in the summer, and so he could be brought into Newcastle on the cheap, and that sort of deal always appeals to Newcastle these days.
And we have to believe the Magpies have been watching several strikers, and if Ba does move, or Shola Ameobi goes off to the African Cup of Nations next month, then Newcastle will very likely bring in another striker, to finally strengthen the squad.
The story is in the Sun and the striker had previously been linked with Liverpool, but they also report that Kyiv could let him go for £6M in January, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.
But there’s no way Newcastle will pay out that kind of money for a player who will become a free agent in six months.
The striker’s agent Barry O’Connor has confirmed there is interest form Premier League clubs for the striker:
“There is plenty of interest from more than one club in England.”
Artem could be a decent acquisition for Newcastle but not at £6M.
Artem Milevskiy has played 273 times for Kyiv with 87 goals, and 50 times for Ukraine with 8 goals.
Here’s some video of the player.
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