Arsenal are in talks with Shakhtar.
The British ‘BBC’ reported on January 10 (Korean time), “Arsenal are negotiating over the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk striker Mikhailo Mudrik.”
22-year-old Ukraine national team winger Mudrik is a promising prospect who is attracting attention from several big clubs. Mudrik, who has risen to Shakhtar’s starting lineup this season, left a strong impression with 7 goals in 12 league matches (11 starts) and 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 UEFA Champions League matches (6 starts).
Arsenal is the team with the most active courtship. Arsenal are said to have had their offers turned down twice before, but they did not give up on the signing of Mudrik. 안전놀이터
In the second offer, the transfer fee was raised to 62 million pounds (approximately 93.8 billion won in Korean currency), but Shakhtar’s request exceeds 80 million pounds (approximately 121.1 billion won in Korean currency).
According to the media, Shakhtar general manager Dario Srna is staying in London and was spotted at the Chelsea and Manchester City stadiums held on the 6th. Chelsea is also interested in signing Moudrik, but is known to show a lukewarm response rather than Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are in first place in the league with 44 points from 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 17 league matches. Arsenal are looking for a replacement for injured striker Gabriel Jesus in order to maintain pace in the second half.