The Sevilla winger could have been signed for free in the summer.
This summer Spanish side Sevilla won the battle for Dnipro and Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka. The talented attacker had been a star in the Europa League and in internationals for several years and was available on a free transfer as his contract had expired.
Several teams from England were linked with the player and must be kicking themselves now. He has impressed in Spain and looks like becoming a future star at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
When he joined the club it was reported by ESPN that he had a €40 million (£28 million) release clause in his contract and that remains the case.
Liverpool and Spurs could both do with another wide option in their ranks and Konoplyanka is one of the best in the world at the moment.
He has scored six goals in 19 appearances so far this season but it was his terrific performance against Real Madrid recently that really caught the eye. Playing from the left he is a dangerous and powerful threat, capable of scoring from range. On the right he has the explosive pace to get beyond his man and delivers a good cross on top.
He is the perfect winger for the Premier League and to compliment Liverpool and Tottenham strikers Christian Benteke and Harry Kane.
£28 million is a lot of money but if he continues to impress for Sevilla that will look a snip for either side to consider.