Konoplyanka now available on a free transfer - should Tottenham bid?

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Tottenham Hotspur had tracked Yevhen Konoplyanka for most of the summer, but baulked at Dnipro's asking price.

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly spent most of the summer chasing Yevhen Konoplyanka only to find their efforts rebuffed, but they are likely to find any purchase of the Ukranian winger easier to complete now. 

Six months ago Spurs were put off making a bid for Konoplyanka because of his current club FC Dnipro's £15 million asking price.

However, the 25-year-old is now available on a free transfer and it is surely an addition that Spurs must be tempted to make.

Although Spurs have undergone an overhaul of their backroom staff since the summer window, with Paul Mitchell now overseeing transfer dealings, there can be no question of Konoplyanka's talents and to sign him on a free looks a fantastic opportunity. 

The tricky winger has just six months remaining on his contract with Dnipro and has shown no signs of being willing to commit to a longer deal, meaning he is free to discuss a move to foreign clubs.

Although Konoplyanka would not arrive at White Hart Lane until next summer, to land a player of his unquestionable ability without having to pay a penny would be a great start to Tottenham's transfer dealings for the month.

A direct runner, blessed with great pace and an eye for goal, he looks a player who would fit in with Mauricio Pochettino's plans and help the progress the club are making. 

Tottenham are thought to be on the lookout for a winger who possesses a similar skill set to the diminutive wide man in the transfer window, but they could surely afford to wait another six months before landing him. 

Pochettino already has the likes of Andros Townsend, Nacer Chadli, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, DeAndre Yedlin and Christian Eriksen who can operate in the wide areas and having a full season to assess their talents may be a good thing. 

At the moment, it is thought that Townsend and Lennon could be heading out of the door, but both have shown improvements in recent weeks and this may have made Spurs reconsider their stance.

Whilst they are pondering whether or not to let the pair go, Tottenham still have the potential to solve what could be a future problem and the signing of Konoplyanka looks like a no brainer for the club. 

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