Arsenal poised to win the race for ‘Ukranian Neymar’ Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk after the club ‘lowered their asking price to £40m’… with the 21-year-old winger set to add more firepower in the Gunners’ title hunt
- Mykhaylo Mudryk has bagged seven goals in 12 league games this season
- The 21-year-old has been dubbed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’ after his startling form
- Shakhtar Donetsk originally demanded ‘£90 million’ for their star winger
- They appear to have lowered their price, with Arsenal agreeing a ‘£40m’ deal
Mykhaylo Mudryk, who has been dubbed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’ after bursting on to the scene at Shakhtar Donetsk, looks set to join Arsenal, with a deal in place for around ‘£40 million.’
The 21-year-old has been chased by clubs around Europe after bagging seven goals in just 12 games in the Ukrainian Premier League this season.
It initially seemed like a move would not materialise as Shakhtar demanded ‘£90m’ for their star winger, but reports in the Mirror suggest the Gunners have been able to agree a deal after his asking price was lowered to £40m plus add-ons.
Mykhaylo Mudryk has been dubbed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’ after a startling run of form
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal now look set to win the face for Mudryk in a deal with £40 million
Mudryk had previously been vocal about his annoyance at the high asking price, as he told Sport Arena: ‘When I found out about my price, I wasn’t just surprised – I was shocked.’
‘I will not hide that I was very upset. The amount puts a barrier for my transition to the top championship, which I so dreamed of. I can’t say that my dream was killed, but wounded – that’s for sure.’
‘I have a long-term contract with Shakhtar, I give all my strength and energy so that Shakhtar achieves maximum results, but every football player has a dream to play in a top club and in a top championship – I am no exception.
If the winger does join Mikel Arteta’s side, it will give their young squad a boost as they look to maintain their title challenge.
The 21-year-old has bagged seven goals in 12 Ukrainian Premier League games this season
Arsenal have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, winning 12 out of 14 games, but many have expressed concerns about their depth as the season progresses.
Bringing in exciting players like Mudryk should even the workload at the Emirates, as the league leaders continue to gun for their first Premier League title in 19 years.