Tottenham supporters discuss the potential acquisition of Yevhen Konoplyanka

Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Liverpool have been linked with Yevhen Konoplyanka.

As per a report in the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Stoke City have been heavily linked with a move for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konopyanka.

The Ukraine international is arguably the most desirable transfer of the summer, available on a free after running down his contract with the recent Europa League finalists.

He scores goals, beats players for fun and works tirelessly in his defensive duties – traits which could see him become a fan favourite at one of the Premier League’s interested parties.

However, competition for his signature is high and fresh reports from the Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim a move to Atletico Madrid is very much on the cards.

It would be a blow for Spurs, not least after reports from Eurosport last week claimed the winger was heading to North London to undergo a medical at White Hart Lane.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino needs to add ball-carriers to his attacking options, a key attribute which ultimately eludes the current trio of Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.

Konoplyanka would be an ideal addition in that regard. However, a section of responses from Tottenham supporters to this story on HITC Sport suggest there are mixed feelings regarding the 25-year-old.

Woodpekka said: “He seems like trouble! The last thing any side needs in their changing room.”

Seth Armstrong said: “Another mercenary, name any successful UKR/RUS imports?”

Acton Spurs said: “I would have gone for Yarmolenko, potentially more expensive but much better player.”

Jay said: “He is perfect for Tottenham. Sign him he is class. How can any person who knows about football say no to konoplyanka on a free?”

Mr Greaves said: “I just don't see him as a player to fit Pochettino's system and fee loss or fee. If we were still managed by Harry, he would do well with us and be a different story.”

Klarky said: “There are plenty of good wingers out there younger than him, he is at his best now and won't get better.”

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