Arsenal have submitted an official offer to Shakhtar Donetsk for Mykhaylo Mudryk.
That’s according to Mirko Di Natale, with the Radio Bianconera and TuttoJuve journalist revealing in a recent post on Twitter that Edu has now submitted an official €60m (£52m) bid for the 21-year-old winger ahead of the January transfer window.
In his tweet, the Italian reporter said: “Arsenal are serious for Mudryk: official offer from €60m. Confirmed the indiscretion of a few days ago. Now the ball passes to Shakhtar.”
Considering the generational talent that Mudryk very much looks to be, should Edu manage to get a deal over the line for the Shakhtar starlet this winter, it would undoubtedly represent an absolutely unreal signing for the Gunners.
Indeed, over his nine Premier Liga fixtures this season, the £13m-rated sensation has been in breathtaking form in the final third, having already hit the back of the net on five separate occasions, in addition to providing his teammates with a further five assists – averaging a direct goal involvement every 64 minutes of football played.
The 21-year-old was also in astonishing form over his six Champions League appearances this term, scoring three goals, registering two assists and creating one big chance for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.5 shots, making 0.8 key passes and completing 1.7 dribbles per game.
Rather understandably, these returns have seen the Ukrainian talent earn a significant amount of praise, none more so than from Jack Collins, who said of the youngster in a post on Twitter after Shakhtar’s 4-1 demolition of RB Leipzig back in September:
“Mykhaylo Mudryk is absolutely unreal. A goal and two assists, sure, but his explosiveness in small bursts is almost undefendable and his ability to keep the ball tethered to his foot, even at full speed, is Bernardo-esque. He’s going to be a star.”
In response to Sam Tighe’s claim that the 21-year-old is more similar to Jack Grealish than Bernardo Silva, Collins added: “His ball retention is better on the run. He’s got that tether thing to a tee – he’s not drawing fouls, he’s skipping past players for fun.”
As such, considering the sheer amount of hype surrounding the future of Mudryk – something that is completely understandable following his remarkable returns this season – it would indeed appear as if Arsenal would be gaining an unreal talent were they to go on and land the youngster this winter – something that will undoubtedly excite all involved with the north London side.