Arsenal are ‘in negotiations’ to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk on deadline day, reports FIFA journalist Abdellah Boulma.
THE LOWDOWN: RISING STAR
A product of the youth system at the Ukrainian top flight outfit, Mudryk has successfully come through the ranks in his homeland to become a top prospect.
The 21-year-old Ukraine international has already amassed 12 direct goal contributions in 28 first-team outings and was part of the side that lifted their domestic cup in 2018/19.
Now, with Mikel Arteta and Edu seemingly still on the hunt for an additional wide option, Mudryk appears to be on the radar at the Emirates Stadium…
THE LATEST: NEGOTIATIONS ONGOING…
Taking to Twitter, Boulma has revealed talks are ongoing over a deal worth around €30m (£26m).
The Gunners have apparently even already offered a five-year deal to the player.
“As already mentioned, the coveted Mykhaïlo Moudryk is in negotiations for an arrival at Arsenal. Transfer approaching an amount of 30 million euros. 5-year contract was offered to the player.”
THE VERDICT: PAY UP
Albeit currently the north Londoners would be efficiently buying potential as opposed to the finished article, shelling out £26million for a talented youngster still remains a snip in today’s inflated market.
Linked elsewhere to Wolves sensation Pedro Neto, a late swoop for an additional attacker seems inevitable following the departure of Nicolas Pepe.
Last season, Mudryk – who was described as ‘great to watch’ by Henry Winter – scored twice and provided nine assists in 19 appearances across all competitions, proof of an ability to have an impact in the final third.
Operating almost exclusively as a left-winger in his fledgeling career to date, the Ukrainian youngster would likely act as an understudy to Gabriel Martinelli and would provide much-needed strength in depth to the attacking options at Mikel Arteta’s disposal.