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‘I was right to reject Liverpool’, says winger


Yevhen Konoplyanka says moving to Sevilla was the right choice

Sevilla winger Yevhen Konoplyanks has no regrets about snubbing a move to the Premier League over the summer.

The winger was a free-agent after leaving Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the end of last season, and despite reported interest from England, he eventually chose to join Europa League champions Sevilla.

According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool were both interested in the Ukrainian international, but he chose the La Liga side because they showed more determination to sign him.

No Regrets

“I don’t regret coming to Spain,” the 25-year-old said. “I didn’t receive many offers.

“Some came from the Premier League and Sevilla and Atletico from Spain, but I kept thinking that Sevilla were right for me.

“I was very anxious when making my choice, to the point that I got nervous and lost three kilos beforehand.

“I loved Sevilla’s insistence on signing me, so I think I made the right decision.

“I moved to Spain nearly three months ago but have practically no free time, not even time to learn the language or hire a teacher.

“I’ve had to do many things, starting with finding a house. All I’m doing now is training and staying quiet.”

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Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt


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