Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Ronald Koeman will know winger Andriy Yarmolenko inside out - but claims that isn't a transfer hint.
The Toffees presented Ronald Koeman as their new manager on Friday afternoon having secured his move from Southampton earlier last week, and it has sparked the dawn of a new era at Goodison Park.
The Dutchman, 53, has been brought in as Roberto Martinez's replacement, and having guided his Southampton side to two top-seven finishes - higher than Everton in each of the last two seasons - this is quite the coup for Everton.
One of the key factors in Koeman's move to Merseyside is that Everton's new investor Farhad Moshiri will provide huge transfer funds to re-tool a Toffees side which struggled under Martinez.
A player who has been linked with Everton for some time now is Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, who is currently playing for Ukraine at the European Championships in 2016.
In fact, just last month ESPN reported that Everton were plotting a big-money move to sign Yarmolenko, having hit 100 goals for Dynamo Kiev since the start of the 2010/11 season.
Everton investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands
With speculation surrounding a move for Yarmolenko, chairman Kenwright has done little to calm the rumours down. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Kenwright was trying to emphasise that manager Koeman knows almost every player in Europe, and he used Yarmolenko to make his point - but claims that isn't a transfer hint for the Toffees.
"I know my Everton, he knows the world game," said Kenwright. "Ask him about Yarmolenko – and that’s not a hint! – and he’ll say how he knows him inside out and backwards. He has been looking at football for his big adventure and met a lot of clubs and found the beating heart he was looking for in Everton," he added.
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