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Why Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko would be excellent option for lightweight Spurs attack

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Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko says he is in ongoing transfer negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur, according to 1927.Kiev.

According to the Kiev-based site, the Lilywhites have made an offer of £10.6 million for the 25-year-old who appears to have confirmed there has been contact from the Premier League club.

The winger scored an impressive 14 goals in just 26 league appearances for Kiev last term - collecting the division's player of the season accolade - while he starred in the Ukrainian outfit's Europa League campaign.

He featured in 10 matches throughout the 2014-15 edition of the continental tournament, assisting an outstanding seven goals, while creating 18 chances for his teammates.

He also scored four goals himself, finishing the competition as his club's top scorer. 

The 25-year-old, who averaged 1.40 successful take ons per appearance last term, is capable of operating either on the left or right flank - this would see him challenge both Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela for a regular starting role. 

Last season, Belgian international Chadli proved an effective wide-attacking option, the winger scoring 13 goals, but Argentine Erik Lamela proved far less reliable for the Lilywhites, with just two successful strikes.

While the pedigree of the Ukrainian top flight is certainly open to debate, the level of performance shown by Yarmolenko in the Europa League cannot be questioned. 

Everton fans, in particular, will remember how the prolific winger ended Roberto Martinez's club's chances of success in the competition - scoring an impressive strike in the second leg of the Toffees' last-16 tie to set-up a 6-2 aggregate scoreline. 

The Ukraine international is an exciting attacker, capable of changing a game with the flip of a coin. 

He is exactly the calibre of player Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino needs to reinvigorate and bolster the Lilywhite's front line ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

For a mere fee of £10.6 million, Yarmolenko would represent an impressive coup on behalf of the Argentine head coach.

He is the kind of buy that the White Hart Lane faithful would one day look back on with huge appreciation. 

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