West Ham United continue to bolster their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season, one where The Hammers have lots of expectations following the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as the team’s manager.
The London-based club have already secured deals for Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski, Reece Oxford and Ryan Fredericks, but all those moves have been to bolster the defence. This time, West Ham have managed to improve on the attacking end since they have had a bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Andriy Yarmolenko accepted, according to a report from Sky Sports.
The aforementioned report says the bid amounts to £17.5million (around €20million) and that the next step now is for the 28-year-old winger to undergo a medical at the Hammers’ pre-season training base in Switzerland. Yarmolenko never settled in the Bundesliga, but he has the potential to form a deadly attacking partnership with Marko Arnautovic on the attacking end.
Yarmolenko spent 11 seasons with Dynamo Kiev. In 2017/18, he made 10 more appearances for his boyhood club before he moved to Dortmund and made further 26, scoring six goals for the German team along the way. He struggled with form and injuries, however, but now he is ready for a fresh start in England. The talent is certainly there for him to thrive in the Premier League.