Anfield target has very agreeable release clause.
Liverpool target Artem Milevskiy has signed a three-year contract extension with Dinamo Kiev – but has a release clause of just under £10m written into the deal.
Roy Hodgson was reportedly keen on the Ukranian striker in the summer, only for the 25-year-old to commit his immediate future to Kiev.
But Milevskiy can go if any club pays the €12m release clause written into the deal.
That works out as £9.91m, and Hodgson could well rekindle his interest next summer if the 25-year-old keeps up the impressive form that seen him named Kiev captain.
Milevskiy has 29 caps for his country and was the player that Robert Green brought down when the goalkeeper was sent-off in England’s 1-0 defeat to Ukraine in October last year. (TalkSPORT)
Talk of a release clause will no doubt attract Roy Hodgson and given that the fee needed to trigger it is hardly a vast sum, the chances of a January move would appear to be back on. Artem Milevskiy is a powerfully built forward who has grown in reputation over the past two seasons at Dynamo Kiev.
The Ukrainian international has been astonishing successful with Dynamo, helping the club to four domestic titles but seems likely to want to try a new challenge the moment real interest is shown in his services, hence the writing of the clause in his latest contract.
Fernando Torres could benefit from playing alongside a rangy forward like Milevskiy and Hodgson has been looking for reinforcements up front but failed in bids to bring Roman Pavlyuchenko and Carlton Cole to the club last month.
£9.91m seems a very fair price for a player who finished top scorer in Ukraine last term and has shown himself very capable in European competition as he displayed when he netted seven Champions League goals the season before last.
Below is some visual evidence of Milevskiy’s abilities.