Arsenal transfer target Mykhaylo Mudryk has hinted that he wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk.
That’s the view of journalist Charles Watts, who spoke about the wide-man on his YouTube channel following his latest interview. The winger spoke to Ukrainian reporter Vlada Zinchenko (wife of Arsenal’s Oleksandr) about his future at the club.
It appears that he was signalling that he wanted a club to sign him – Arsenal in particular. Furthermore, it’s been reported that the Gunners recently made an official bid for him.
Watts made it clear that Mikel Arteta’s side do want the player, and the signs from Mudryk’s interview indicate he wants to join them.
He stated: “Arsenal are interested in him, no doubt about that.
“He’s definitely a player that is going to generate lots of headlines as we head towards January, especially if he keeps talking the way he did in this video.
“I don’t know if you would describe it as a come-and-get-me plea, but it was certainly someone waving a flag in the air saying, ‘look, somebody please sign me in January’.”
TIF Thoughts on Watts’ comments…
We believe that there’s no smoke without fire when it comes to the links between Mudryk and Arsenal. He certainly seems like a player with a lot of potential, having dazzled this season, including in the Champions League.
Watts is someone who’s been following him for the last couple of years and has spoken highly of him. The Premier League could well be his next big challenge to see how talented he really is.
It’s clear that the winger wants to leave the club, so the only obstacle now for Arsenal would be agreeing a fee for Shakhtar for his services.