Journalist Daniel Cutts has delivered an update on Arsenal’s improved bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, with the Gunners now thought to be ‘confident’ a move is close.
The north Londoners have been heavily linked with a move for the 21-year-old winger, who has also been dropping hints that he would like to join the club this month.
Towards the end of last month, it was reported that the Emirates Stadium outfit had a bid for Mudryk worth £57m rejected by the Ukrainian club, who are apparently looking to pick up around £85m for him.
Now that the January transfer window has officially opened for business, an update has emerged regarding Arsenal’s continued pursuit of the attacker.
In a recent Twitter post, journalist Daniel Cutts had his say on the matter.
He said: “Arsenal have improved their Mykhailo Mudryk bid for a second time. Now worth up to £62m to Shakhtar Donetsk. AFC confident they’re close and he wants the move that helps.”
Having made 44 senior appearances for Shakhtar, Mudryk has found the net 12 times and delivered 17 assists along the way.
With 10 of those goals and eight of those assists coming during the current season, it’s easy to see why Mikel Arteta’s side are so keen to secure a deal for him.
In addition to his goals and assists this season, Mudryk’s performances in the Champions League, where he has scored three goals – one of which was described as “stunning” by journalist Aidan Scott – and supplied two assists, have also proved why he is such a hot commodity.
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Specifically, his performances against the likes of RB Leipzig, Celtic and Real Madrid have earned him an overall rating of 6.92/10 from WhoScored, making him the third-highest-rated player at the club in the competition.
This further highlights why the Gunners have been hot on his tail for the past few weeks.
Bearing in mind how Gabriel Martinelli is the only predominant left-winger that Arteta has at his disposal, adding the Shakhtar youngster to his ranks would surely add some extra strength and depth to that area of the squad amid their title challenge.