Newcastle United have credited with an interest in Ukraine international Viktor Tsygankov.
The 24-year-old winger is now in the final year of his current contract with Dynamo Kyiv and that has alerted the Magpies to a possible cut-price move during the January transfer window.
However, United are not the only club considering a move for Tsygankov with West Ham United also said to be monitoring his situation.
Tsygankov has spent his entire career with Dynamo and has produced an impressive return of 87 goals and 60 assists in 219 appearances since making his debut against FC Stal Kamianske in August 2016.
Speaking at the time, then-Dynamo coach and former Tottenham Hotspur striker Sergiy Rebrov commented: “He is Dynamo's future.
“It's no coincidence he made his first start in a Champions League game and he really took his chance, providing an assist against Napoli. If he hones his natural talent the right way, he will have a great career.”
Club president Ihor Surkis went a step further and compared the youngster to Ukraine’s greatest ever player.
He said: “Tsygankov was ready for the first team last year. He's cut from the same cloth as Andriy Shevchenko. It's so rare to see such maturity in a player his age. Players like him love football more than anything – and that shows on the pitch.”
The winger quickly rose through the Ukraine national setup and was handed a maiden call-up to the senior side for World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo less than two months after his club debut.
However, he had to wait a further month to earn his first cap as he came off the bench in a 1-0 win against Finland.
Tsygankov has gone on to become a regular in the national squad and has scored seven goals in 40 caps, with the latest of those strikes coming last month in a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland.
French outlet Jeunes Footeux have suggested Newcastle and West Ham are ‘keeping an eye’ on the right-winger but would face competition from German giants Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are also mentioned as a possible suitor for Tsygankov.