Arsenal have a real possibility of landing “exciting” winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January transfer window, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Gunners have been linked to the Shakhtar Donetsk youngster for some time, and he is believed to be one of their first choices if a suitable financial deal can be agreed.
What is the latest news involving Mudryk?
Fabrizio Romano recently indicated that Arsenal explored the possibility of signing Mudryk in the summer transfer window, however the price of the 21-year-old was considered a sticking point, so no deal was reached.
If the Arsenal recruitment team considered the Ukrainian too expensive in the summer, then recent developments may put another spanner in the works, as The Athletic have revealed that potential suitors will have to fork out £87m for the prospect, in what may be a blow to negotiations.
However, what may also play a part is the fact that the man himself has made it clear he is interested in a switch to north London, expressing his shock to Sport Arena that a potential move has been scuppered, adding that the chances of his “dream” move happening had been “wounded”.
What has Jones said about Mudryk?
Jones believes that Mudryk is a highly sought-after player at the Emirates, and one that they may move for if everything is in order, telling GIVEMESPORT:
“I think Mudryk is still the one that we need to really look at in terms of an exciting one, it’s going to be interesting to see whether it can open up.
“I think they need to try to figure out whether there’s an agreement they can find financially that suits everybody, if they can then I actually think he might end up being the one they go for.”
Would Mudryk be a good signing for Arsenal?
Described as “incredible” by journalist Manuel Veth, the eight-time Ukraine international has more than earned his plaudits, putting in a series of fantastic performances this season.
In the Ukrainian Premier League, he is averaging more than one goal contribution every game, having recorded 11 goals and assists in ten total appearances, form that he has also replicated in the Champions League, on the scoresheet three times.
While Mikel Arteta already has the likes of promising youngster Gabriel Martinelli to choose from at left-wing, the addition of Mudryk would pose a very nice selection dilemma for the Spaniard, with them both at the age of just 21, having the potential to develop into elite level players.
The only sticking point is the price, as despite the ace having bags of talent, he only registered 11 appearances for Shakhtar last season, and is yet to prove he is worthy of such a high price tag, so the Arsenal hierarchy should look to negotiate regarding a lower fee.
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