Arsenal are ‘in negotiations’ to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk on deadline day, reports FIFA journalist Abdellah Boulma.
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.
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…
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.”
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.
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.