According to Romano, the Gunners want to sign Mudryk. Contact is ongoing but no formal bid has been made to Shakhtar Donetsk.
After a strong start to the season, Arsenal have been enjoying a fantastic season and are now five points clear of the Premier League’s top spot. A signing like this in January would really help their chances of staying at the top.
Mudryk is an exceptional young talent, who seems to be enjoying his football this season. However, Romano insists that the Ukraine international will no longer cost them more than the EUR55million that has been quoted by media outlets. Romano stated that Arsenal are still interested in the Mudryk deal.
“They love him, but they are open to the possibility that Shakhtar will pay more than the EUR50-55m.
“I believe Arsenal is the right place for him: Premier League and ambitious project, young player, excellent manager/board.
“Still there’s no official bid for Shakhtar, so let’s wait and see.”
Arsenal has done well this term but Mikel Arteta’s concern will be a lack in depth, especially at the front.
If Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, or Bukayo Saka are unable to work for a few weeks, it will be a serious problem for north Londoners. It’s vital that Mudryk is available to fill in the gap.
If any one of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli or Bukayo Saka were to miss a few weeks due to injury, it could really hurt the north Londoners, so it’s surely vital that someone like Mudryk comes in to provide more options in that department.