Liverpool and Spurs tipped to revitalise Konoplyanka interest - Three questions and reaction

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have once again been linked with moves for Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The Daily Star has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are one of several clubs that could go after Yevhen Konoplyanka after the Ukrainian turned down a new deal at Dnipro.

Spurs have previously been linked with a move for the winger, stretching back to last January when Liverpool appeared to be beating them to a deal.

The Star also suggests that Liverpool are still interested with the deal last winter thought to have fallen through due to the immense number of terms and conditions to get through in the course of negotiations.

We’ve considered three key questions and looked at initial reaction from supporters of both clubs.

Which team has the better chance of getting him?

Probably Spurs due to Liverpool’s deal for Lazar Markovic earlier this summer. Liverpool don’t have a direct need for a left sided winger. However, Spurs don’t really need a player in that position either due to Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend.

When will he be available?

The Star reports that any side interested in moving him would be able to negotiate a deal in January, which would become effective when his contract expires at the end of this season. Liverpool and Spurs wouldn’t have to pay a fee, it would be a tug of war over which side tempts him with the best offer.

What would it mean for Tottenham’s Andros Townsend?

With Mauricio Pochettino showing early faith to Chadli on the left hand side, Andros Townsend could be the man sacrificed to make way for Konoplyanka. There have already been reports linking him with a move to Southampton and that could become a realistic move if Konoplyanka heads to White Hart Lane.

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