Everton head to Kyiv to take on Dynamo in the second leg of their Europa League tie, and West Bromwich Albion striker Brown Ideye has told the Liverpool Echo that the Toffees must be wary of one star attacker.
The Toffees hold a narrow 2-1 lead over their Ukrainian opponents, although Kyiv’s away goal may give them a slight advantage. Playing in Kyiv will also be a challenge, and it is expected that the current Ukrainian Premier League leaders will go all out to claim victory.
The result will depend heavily on the performance of some of Kyiv’s stars, and Ideye - who signed for Hull this season from Dynamo - has named the key man that Everton should be wary of.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Nigerian international Ideye said: “Andriy Yarmolenko is the big name in Kiev. He wears No.10 and can play a free role – but also on the left or right. He’s quick, technically brilliant and he can score. Everton will have to watch him.”
Yarmolenko’s is a name familiar to many in England, having been linked with a transfer to the Premier League. A Ukrainian international winger, the 25-year-old has been a long-term transfer target for Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool, as per the Mirror.
The Toffees will have to look out for the attacking talents of Yarmolenko if they are to have any hope of progressing in Europe, but, if he puts in a good display, it may just be the definitive performance that sees Liverpool finally move for the Ukrainian international.