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Sherwood remains coy over Konoplyanka


Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has remained coy over spexulation surrounding Dnipro winger Yevhan Konoplyanka. 

Konoplyanka has been a long term target of both Tottenham, and Liverpool, with the player linked to both clubs in the summer. 

Rumours in the press are stating that a deal to take the player to Spurs in close to being completed. 

“Konoplyanka is certainly one who’s being talked about, but nothing definitive,” said Sherwood, before his sides Europa League tie away at Benfica.

Sherwood, who was given an 18-month deal in December fully expects to be in the role next season.  

The Spurs boss also stated, that HE wants to be in charge of the clubs transfers, not chairman Daniel Levy.

“I think we have to make sure we see a lot more of these guys before they come in, not just the highlights, because we’ve got to make sure we do our recruitment job on them.

“I will sign the players, absolutely. Nobody else will come in here unless I sanction it. You can’t work any other way.

“The manager has got to work with the players, so unless he gets the players he wants it’s always going to be an uphill task. He will always have the excuse of, ‘well, they’re not my players’.

“Someone else has made those decisions in the past and I’ve not been privy to it. I know the type of players I want to improve the group and take it forward next season.

“It’s out of my hands but I believe I’ll be here next year. I’m planning for next season. The players are playing for their futures.” 

By Ben Reardon 



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