Transfer target Andriy Yarmolenko confirms Stoke City bid, plays down Tottenham interest

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The Ukrainian is looking for a move away from Ukraine this summer.

Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko is hot property this summer and he has been speaking about his future at current club Dynamo Kiev.

The talented attacker, who has been linked with Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur, admits he wants to leave the Ukrainian league – but says his current club’s president Igor Surkis will only sell him to a club of a certain prestige.

He told sport.ua:

"The president said that he will only let me just join a top-level club and I understand that. He wants to keep his players for the start of the Champions League.

"But I know that Stoke City have offered the money which we have agreed. I have a clause in my contract about non-disclosure but in fact the contract is not important. I used to trust people, to believe in their word.

"(Surkis) knows more about the interest in me. I can name at least 50 teams who say they are interested in me, like Tottenham, but a formal offer has only come from Stoke.

"I am not looking to get a new improved contract at Dynamo. I do not think that money is the most important thing…

"I have been with this team since childhood and I have been happy with everything at Dynamo, I just do not like our championship."

Yarmolenko has proven himself as one of the best wingers playing outside the elite leagues in Europe.

The Ukrainian has shone out on the wide-right for both club and country and has been linked with a heap of clubs in his career already.

The 25-year-old is well known for his ability to cut in from the right-hand side and shoot with his ferocious left-foot.

Spurs would be right to be making a move for the player, as they need more wingers. Whether or not Yarmolenko would be an upgrade on Andros Townsend however would be up for debate.

Stoke on the other hand are trying to go up a level and Yarmolenko is of the quality needed to do just that.

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