West Ham attacker Andriy Yarmolenko could be on his way out of the London Stadium in January.
That’s according to former Ukraine manager Yozhef Sabo who claims that Genoa manager Andriy Shevchenko wants to bring the 32-year-old to Serie A.
He told Sport:
“As far as I know, Shevchenko wants to buy not only (Shakthar Donetsk defender) Mykola Matviyenko but also (Oleksandr) Zinchenko from Manchester City and Yarmolenko from West Ham.”
It is clear and obvious for everyone to see now that Yarmolenko is completely ineffective at Premier League level.
The 32-year-old was a very good player in his day but he has struggled to bounce back from a serious injury that he suffered back in 2018.
The Achilles tendon injury kept him out for around nine months.
And with the pace and intensity of Premier League football, Yarmo has been left behind.
The former Dynamo Kyiv and Borussia Dortmund attacker was the fifth signing made by Manuel Pellegrini in the summer of 2018 after the arrivals of Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere.
Much was expected of him in East London but on the most part, he has flattered to deceive.
Yarmolenko could leave West Ham in January
Genoa seem to be in a position to take on the Ukraine international’s massive £115k-a-week wages given the recent takeover by US investment firm 777 Partners.
Getting those wages off our books will be very good news.
Somehow receiving some kind of fee for Yarmolenko in January as well, regardless of how small it may be, would be a huge boost for West Ham.
It’s a shame that things haven’t worked out for the Ukrainian legend at the London Stadium.
And linking up with his former Ukraine manager Andriy Shevchenko may well be just the spark he needs to reinvigorate his career.
A move to the more pedestrian paced Italian league would surely suit Yarmo down to a tee.
David Moyes needs to seriously upgrade his options in the right wing department.
So Yarmolenko joining Genoa from West Ham in January would surely suit all parties concerned.