Ukraine manager Mykhaylo Fomenko has urged his team's talisman Andriy Yarmolenko to consider a summer move to the English Premier League amid interest from Arsenal and Everton for his services. The Dynamo Kiev winger has been linked with a move to the English top flight since last summer, and his manager feels that it is the right time to move.
The 26-year-old has been tracked by Arsene Wenger since last summer with Spanish publication Sport suggesting that the attacker turned down a personal approach from the French coach with the hope that Barcelona will make a move for him in the future. Yarmolenko is having yet another impressive season in his homeland and has already notched up 15 goals in 28 games in all competitions, while also performing well for his national team.
"If he is wanted by the top English clubs then yes he can show his best in the Premier League and he must do this. He is the leader of our team and leader of our squad," Fomenko said following Ukraine's 1-0 win over Wales on Monday (29 March), as quoted by The Sun.
Arsenal could look to strengthen their forward line in the summer after their recent struggles to score goals. Theo Walcott has failed to live up to expectations this campaign and has managed just four goals in 22 league appearances, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed only one in as many games as the former.
Dynamo manager Sergei Rebrov has made it clear that he does not have any power to sanction or block a move for the winger in the summer. It will be the club president Ihor Surkis that decides the course of action on his transfer away from the club. But his national team boss believes Yarmolenko will show his true calibre if he moves to the Premier League.