West Ham United are being linked with a move for Ukrainian attacker Andriy Yarmolenko this week. As reported by Sky Sports, the Hammers have made a £17.5 million bid for the 28-year-old which will be accepted by his German side Borussia Dortmund. The player will need to receive a work permit but this deal appears to be in the works.
The Ukraine star has long been linked with a move to the Premier League but chose the Bundesliga when finally leaving his beloved Dynamo Kiev last summer. He struggled for his best form with the German side and is now looking for a move to England.
It would be a good addition from West Ham as Yarmolenko is a top attacker. It would also spell the end for Robert Snodgrass.
West Ham signed the Scottish international back in January 2017 after excellent form at Hull City. He arrived for £10.2 million but struggled at the London Stadium.
Last season he thrived on a loan spell at Aston Villa. The attacker scored eight goals and set up 13 for the club in the Championship last season. However, despite being a success, the club simply cannot afford him and he is now back at West Ham.
But if Yarmolenko arrives there will be surely no coming back for the Scot. The Ukrainian, himself a left-footed winger, will be an upgrade on the 30-year-old and West Ham will surely be looking to offload him.
Newly promoted Cardiff City and his former Leeds boss Neil Warnock are keen. If West Ham can get a reasonable offer than the Scot will undoubtedly be on his way this summer.