Yegor Yarmolyuk, a midfielder for the Ukrainian side Dnepr-1, is almost set to join the English team Brentford, reports renowned Ukrainian journalist Igor Tsyganyk. 

On June 16, Tsyganyk posted the following on Twitter:

“Another Ukrainian football player in the English Premier League! Yegor Yarmolyuk is a 99.9% Brentford player.”

Yegor Yarmolyuk, an exceptional servant for Dnipro-1, has made nine appearances altogether and clocked 280 minutes of playing time in the team’s domestic league games in the 2020-2021 season. Over the course of their 26 games, he has started three of these outings and has mostly served as a replacement on six other times.

The 18-year-old last appeared in the Ukrainian Premier League on May 9 for Dnipro-1 against Rukh Vynnyky. The midfielder participated for 29 minutes in the 1-1 draw. He appears to have some disciplinary issues, though, as he has received three yellow cards throughout last season. Yarmolyuk participated in two of the side’s cup games as well.

Getting promoted to the Premier League after 74 years is a huge accomplishment for any team, but remaining in the top division for another season after finishing as high as 13th adds to the satisfaction. This incident included Brentford. The Bees not only managed to stay in the division, but they also placed mid-table with 13 victories and seven draws.

Thomas Frank’s men made a strong start to the 2021-22 season and were the Champions League results contenders, for a very short while. On their comeback to the English top-flight, they defeated Arsenal 2-0. In their first four Premier League games, they had two victories. But in December and January, there was turbulence on the trip from Brentford. Throughout all competitions, the team lost six straight games.

With three straight victories in April, the side managed to revitalize their season. Manager Frank will be disappointed with their performance on the last day because they didn’t successfully finish the campaign. Brentford finished 13th after suffering its final loss of the year to Leeds United.

Midfielder Bryan Mbeumo performed very poorly in the last season for Brentford. As reported by UA-football, Yarmolyuk can be used as a super-sub in his position if the performances continue to deteriorate Brentford in the 2022/23 Premier League Season. 

Ukrainian players have graced the Premier League over so many years. Some have become club legends, and some didn’t go as planned. But, overall, the Premier League has been a breeding ground for Ukrainian footballers, and especially youngsters. 

Here is a list of Ukraine internationals who have set the Premier League alight in the past and at present:

Oleksandr Yevtushok – Coventry City (1997);

Oleg Luzhny – Arsenal & Wolves (1999-2003; 2003-2004);

Sergei Rebrov – Tottenham Hotspur (2000-2004);

Andriy Shevchenko – Chelsea (2006-2009);

Andriy Voronin – Liverpool (2007-2010);

Andriy Yarmolenko – West Ham United (2018-2022);

Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City (2016 – present);

Vitalii Mykolenko – Everton (2022 – present).