One time £12m Roy Hodgson Liverpool transfer target Artem Milevskiy joins Romanian minnows after Croatian struggles

Ukraine Football Fans

The former Ukrainian talent is no longer the star in the making Roy Hodgson thought he would be.

In August 2010 it was heavily reported by talkSPORT that Liverpool were on the brink of signing Ukrainian forward Artem Milevskiy.

His agent even had to come out and say the move would not be happening but that it might come together in January 2011.

The Minsk-born striker had originally caught the eye of big teams when he guided Ukraine to the final of the 2006 European Under-21 Championships and had been banging in the goals for the past five seasons with Dynamo Kiev.

Roy Hodgson was the man behind the interest. The now England manager was said ready to splash £12 million on the player. Unfortunately for Milevskiy the deal collapsed - when Hodgson was sacked by Liverpool in the January.

Two years later and the reports came back, including one from The Mirror, which suggested Brendan Rodgers was keen on the player. Milevskiy was still impressing in Ukraine - scoring 54 goals in 122 games over the past three seasons - and Liverpool were rumoured to be considering a move.

Four years on and Milevskiy has just made a move to a new club, but it is a far cry from Anfield. Milevskiy has joined Romanian outfit Concordia Chiajna.

The Liga 1 minnows have snapped up the player from RNK Split in Croatia - where he had struggled to make an impact.

Off field issues and injuries have seen Milevskiy struggle over the past few years with stints at Gaziantepspor in Turkey, a week with Kazakh outfit FC Aktobe, Hajduk Split and finally RNK a long way away from shining with Liverpool.

A shocking tale of how swiftly the footballing gods can transpire against a top talent.

Hopefully the 31-year-old can get back to something near his best in Romanian football.

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