Ayre regrets failed Konoplyanka deal

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    Ayre will leave the club next Summer

    Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre has said that the deal he regrets failing to complete most was the one to bring Yevhen Konoplyanka to Anfield.

    The Ukraine international was a target for the club in January 2014, but Shakhtar Donetsk refused to sanction a deal for the winger.

    And Ayre, who will leave Anfield next Summer to move to German second division club 1860 Munich, has said that Konoplyanka is the one who got away.

    “Of course, there are some signings that unfortunately don’t come off but the experiences you never forget.” he told FC Business.

    “Sitting in Ukraine the day way broke out, trying to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka which sadly never got done because of the selling club.” he added.

    The winger went on to sign for Spanish side Sevilla, who beat the Reds 3-1 in the Europa League final back in May.

    Konoplyanka was an unused substitute in the game.

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