Reported Everton and Tottenham target Yevhen Konoplyanka explains why he rejected Italian move

England V Ukraine

The Ukrainian winger wants to play in the Premier League.

Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has admitted rejecting a move to AS Roma. He was talking to his club side Dnipro's official YouTube channel when he made it clear he would not be going to the Italian capital, as he has eyes on the Premier League.

In quotes transcribed by Italian Football Daily, he stated:

“Yes, Roma was interested in me, and I refused them. Perhaps they will be disappointed ​​but that’s life and that’s football, some agree with decisions and some do not. Now the clubs agree. Last time with Liverpool it was the opposite, I wanted to go there but my club did not agree. My goal as a child was to play in England, its a strong league and I want to try my hand there.”

That should be music to the ears for both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton fans, who have been linked with his signature in the past couple of weeks.

The Daily Mail reported that Tottenham were preparing a £7 million bid for the player, whose contract with Dnipro expires at the end of the season.

On top of this report there is also Everton. Konoplyanka almost ended up in Merseyside last year, with Liverpool the recipients, but The Mirror reported a week ago that Everton were now hoping to bring him to the area with their own 'cut-price move'.

The quotes from the wide man, who has shone on international duty with Ukraine against England in the past, shows that he clearly wants a move to England and nowhere else when he departs his beloved Dnipro.

Tottenham or Everton would do well to take advantage of that fact.

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