Newcastle have been linked with 25-year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is a Ukrainian International winger who was at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for nine years, and he became a free agent this month – but news today that he’s reached an agreement with Spanish club Sevilla.
Yevhen Konoplyanka – reached an agreement with Sevilla
There have been a number of English clubs linked with the free agent, including Liverpool and Newcastle, but one of the difficulties was said to be the huge wages he was requesting.
In January last year, he almost moved to Liverpool for £14M – but the deal fell through.
An agreement has apparently been reached between Sevilla and Dnipro for the 45 times capped Ukrainian International, who has still to undergo a medical before the contract is finally signed.
Newcastle are usually aggressive when it comes to signing free agents, simply because there is no transfer fee if the player is over 24 year old, but we seem to be dragging our feet this summer – for some strange reason.
A statement has been posted on Sevilla’s web-site:
“Sevilla have reached an agreement with the player, in the absence of a medical and closing a deal with Dnipro.”
The winger played well for Dnipro last season and they reached the final of the Europa League, where they were beaten 3-2 at the National Stadium in Warsaw by – you guessed it – Sevilla.
What’s that about if you can’t beat them – join them.
Sevilla are a very good side and with Barcelona winning the Champions League, the Spanish La Liga is the top ranked European League at the moment.