Report: Pochettino considers move for Andriy Yarmolenko after 19-goal season, would cost £18m

Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko in action

Tottenham are reportedly lining up a move for Andriy Yarmolenko.

Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko in actionUkraine's Andriy Yarmolenko in action

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move to sign Dynamo Kiev playmaker Andriy Yarmolenko in an £18m deal.

Spurs picked up their first win of the Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, with summer signing Victor Wanyama bagging the winner.

Ukraine's Andriy YarmolenkoUkraine's Andriy Yarmolenko

Wanyama is one of just two signings Spurs have made this summer, along with Vincent Janssen – and manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make further moves in the transfer market before the deadline later this month.

Two more players in the final third would be a major boost for Pochettino, with a winger and a playmaker potentially wanted – and speculation is now linking Tottenham with a move for a player who could fill either role.

Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko during trainingDynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko during training

The Sun report that Tottenham want to sign Dynamo Kiev star Andriy Yarmolenko this summer, and are plotting a move for the player before the deadline.

Yarmolenko, 26, has been one of the top Ukrainian stars in recent years, smashing 59 goals in his last three seasons for Dynamo, including 19 last season – and he's got off to a great start this term too, with two goals in three appearances.

Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko in action with Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Jonny EvansUkraine's Andriy Yarmolenko in action with Northern Ireland's Steven Davis and Jonny Evans

Primarily a winger who can also play behind a striker, Yarmolenko has also notched 25 goals in 59 caps for Ukraine, making him a potent wide man, and whilst he isn't the fastest of players, he has great quality on the ball.

It's claimed that Dynamo would want £18m for Yarmolenko, and Pochettino is believed to be considering a move for a player who has been on his radar for some time now.

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