The transfer of the winger, Yevhen Konoplyanka, from club Dnipro broke down at the last minute on deadline day as the clubs’ owner opted to inexplicably put his pen down and refused to sign the paperwork.
The reasons for the refusal are still cloudy but the club owner has today spoken to say that the move will be back on in the summer and that Liverpool will get their man during the World Cup.
The player himself has spoken of his resentment toward the clubs’ owner for his actions in refusing to allow him to move, he said “Not at all upset! Well, I will not hide it… there is a little resentment.
“But life goes on. I need to treat this like a sleep. I woke up and carried on. I will search for the next dream. I hope that everything will turn out okay.”
In typically diplomatic fashion, the player said a lot without really saying much at all but his admission of feeling disappointment could be enough to push through a swift move once the window reopens.
It appears that the club could be more pliable come July 1st, with club executive Andriy Rusol saying “I am a thousand per cent sure that Liverpool will try again in the summer and then we’ll let him go,” Rusol is quoted as saying in various Ukrainian media outlets.
“Money was not the problem, the problem was that Liverpool came too late.
“But in the summer everything will be fine. If Liverpool, in the summer, report to us, Yevhen will still go to this club.”
So should Liverpool choose to renew interest in the winger during the summer everybody seems open to renegotiate but giving the Reds recent track record with transfers it is likely that they have already lost the player to Spurs or Chelsea! One can only hope.