West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko has said that he will consider returning to play for Dynamo Kyiv when the time is right.
The 30-year-old spent ten years with the Ukrainian club before moving to Borussia Dortmund, and when asked about his future, the forward said that while he is content to stay with the Hammers, he won’t rule out a return to his homeland:
“I feel fine at West Ham, I feel the support of fans. I like everything here. It’s not necessary to talk about the level of the English Premier League so, at present, I want to stay here.”
“As long as there is strength and desire to work, I will continue to play football. Dynamo is my home team. I always talk about this club with warmth in my heart.”
“Let’s see what happens in the future, how things develop, but I don’t rule out the option of returning to the Kyiv club. If they need me, I’m always happy to help.”
Yarmolenko joined West Ham from Dortmund for £17m in July 2018, but he has struggled for fitness during his two seasons at the London Stadium.
The Ukrainian international ruptured his Achilles tendon just a few months after arriving in England, which limited him to just ten appearances last campaign.
This season, a thigh muscle injury has reduced Yarmolenko’s playing time to just 15 games, and the arrival of Jarrod Bowen in the January transfer window does raise question marks over the winger’s long term future at the club.