Fyodor Smolov’s UK representative, Mark McKay, who is working with the player’s Russian agent Russian agent German Tkachenko is attempting to engineer a move to Premier League with West Ham high on his list comparing him to the signing of Dimitri Payet.
McKay told the Sun: “I cannot believe nobody in the Premier League has made a move for Fyodor Smolov this window. We brought Dmitri Payet to the Premier League and West Ham when nobody had really heard of him. But they soon knew about him after what he did there and I think Smolov would be the exact same, as everyone would know about him as he would be a major success in the Premier League if he came.
“He is a proven striker and you can see that in the two goals he scored for Russia against Spain in November against the two best central defenders in the world (Gerard) Pique and (Sergio) Ramos and the best goalkeeper in the world (David) De Gea.”