Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk wants to join Arsenal

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Arsenal have been interested in Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk for some time now and reports suggest that the player is also keen to join the Gunners. In just a few months Mudryk have become of the breakout stars in the Champions League. The player have been linked with Brentford for a £20 million deal. The player has been deemed as the most fashionable young player in East Europe. Shakhtar have even claimed £80 million for the young player. It looks like Arsenal are the favorites to sign the Ukraine player after talks with their London rivals failed.

Arsenal are the favorites to sign Shakhtar’s Mudryk after talks with Brentford collapsed

The winger looks to be the most successful and biggest export from Shakhtar in their club history. Arsenal and Real Madrid are most likely going to be the player’s next destination. Mudryk is being dubbed as the third-best young winger just after Mbappe and Vinnicius Jr. The player admits to checking in on Arsenal and his huge admiration for Mikhel Arteta’s side.

“I also watch them too. (Arsenal are) a very dynamic side. From a purely theoretical, fantasy perspective, if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal.”

The young player further continued:

“One surprise for me was how many Arsenal fans followed me (on social media). No other club’s fans have interacted as much as them. Telling me that they are waiting for me. Saying; ‘Come to us’. One of my recent posts has over 500 comments saying that.” 

The player admits to talking to clubs such as Nice, Bayer Leverkusen, and Brentford but none of them were fruitful enough for the deal to go through. As of now, Mudryk is currently under contract with Shakhtar till the 2026 season.

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