Sevilla seal Konoplyanka deal

The 25-year-old Ukraine international has signed a four-year deal, which contains a ??28.7m buy-out clause, and joins from an undisclosed fee from the competition’s losing side.

Sevilla announced earlier this month that the player had undergone a medical with the club after agreeing personal terms, but reiterated that they had not yet reached a full settlement with his former club, while his contract was set to expire on July 31.

Konoplyanka enjoyed a superb season for Ukraine Premier League’s third-place finishers, starring in their journey to the Europa League final, where they were beaten by Sevilla.

He had previously been the subject of interest from a number of clubs in the Premier League, almost??joining Liverpool in January 2014, while??West Ham tried unsuccessfully to sign him??last summer, with a ??12m bid rejected.

Tottenham’s technical director Franco Baldini is also a big fan of the forward and??attempted to bring him to Spurs??in summer 2014, only for discussions with Dnipro to break down, before re-exploring the idea again in January.

Spurs were not interested in Konoplyanka this summer and several English newspapers also reported the player could have been destined for Stoke City.

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