Phil Thompson absolutely raved about West Ham ace Andriy Yarmolenko, when speaking during Sky Sports’ production of Gillette Soccer Saturday (October 5th, 12:36), suggesting that he has one of the best left foots in Europe.

The Ukraine international joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £17.5 million (The Telegraph).

He struggled in his debut season, however. Yarmolenko, 29, was ruled out for 10 months from October last year with an Achilles injury.

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Andriy Yarmolenko (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Ukrainian has returned to action this season in fine form, however. He has already racked up three goals for West Ham, and it seems as though he will be a real asset for them.

Thompson admitted that he is a huge fan of the Hammers attacker, when speaking on Gillette Soccer Saturday (October 5th, 12:36):

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“This guy’s incredible. This guy’s got one of the best left pegs in European football. He is that good. And it’s not just that. It’s his assists in the game.”

 

Now that he is back to somewhere near his best physically, Yarmolenko needs to start producing on a consistent basis for West Ham.

And if he manages to do just that, the Hammers have every chance of finishing inside the top six this season.

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