Andriy Yarmolenko shows Tottenham Hotspur what they could've had with Dortmund wondergoal

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...

Spurs have been extensively linked with Andriy Yarmolenko in recent years - but it was Borussia Dortmund who gave him a chance.

Andrey Yarmolenko of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham...

At the age of 27, it’s surprising that it has taken this long for Andriy Yarmolenko to earn a move to a bonafide European giant.

The Ukrainian winger has been ripping it up both domestically and on the continent for Dinamo Kiev for as long as memory permits and countless Premier League clubs have been tipped to bring him to a major European league over the years.

However, after Borussia Dortmund lost their assist-king Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona this summer, the German giants took the plunge and finally gave Yarmolenko the chance to show what he can do outside the relatively small Ukrainian pond.

And the new number nine has hardly waited long to make an impression.

Andrey Yarmolenko of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Borussia Dortmund team mates during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur may have emerged victorious from Wednesday’s thrilling Champions League clash at Wembley but it was Yarmolenko’s stunning curling effort, hit first time from the edge of the box, which dominated the post-match talk.

And Yarmolenko can take some degree of pride in such a stunning goal – particularly as The Mail reported that Tottenham were interested in signing him as far back as 2015. The report claimed that Spurs had scouted the three-time Ukrainian Premier League winner and, with just a year remaining on his contract, believed he would enhance their attacking options.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...

The Sun claimed twelve months later that Tottenham were still keen – but no deal eventually materialised.

And while Spurs have no shortage of excellent attacking players in their current squad, Yarmolenko’s Wembley wondergoal has shown Mauricio Pochettino what he could have had.

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