Arsenal are reportedly tracking Mykhaylo Mudryk for a move before deadline day, with Everton in competition for the 21-year-old Ukrainian winger.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are keen on signing Mykhaylo Mudryk, having made contacts on the player side. There is competition from Everton for the 21-year-old Ukrainian winger, with both clubs keen on signing a wide attacker before the transfer deadline.
Arsenal remain active in the market for a wide attacker and a central midfielder. Mikel Arteta recently reiterated that his squad was somewhat short in certain areas, and the club are looking at options in the window to strengthen his unit.
The Gunners are nowhere close to completing any move now, but as has been their theme in this window, they could surprise everyone with a move out of the blue. Arsenal are keen on bringing in a wide attacker to cover Bukayo Saka on the right wing.
Recent reports claimed that Arsenal’s move for Pedro Neto has stalled, but Arteta could still look for a new player. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ high asking price of over £50 million was why the pursuit went cold. Still, many believe bringing in a wide attacker remains an essential objective for the Gunners before the transfer deadline.
Keep an eye on top talent Mychajlo Mudryk. Everton had €30m verbal proposal turned down by Shakhtar Donetsk last week. ⭐️?? #EFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 29, 2022
Mykhaylo Mudryk has emerged on their radar, and Arsenal could make a late move. The north London club have not been in touch with Shakhtar Donetsk over a transfer but have spoken to the 21-year-old Ukranian winger and his representatives to gauge the interest in moving to north London.
While the Gunners ponder over signing Mudryk, Everton have had a verbal offer worth €30 million turned down by Shakhtar Donetsk. The Toffees are also in the market for a wide attacker, considering they might lose Anthony Gordon before the summer transfer window shuts down.
Chelsea’s latest offer for Gordon reportedly includes players such as Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher, although the players must be willing to move to Merseyside. That may not be the case, and hence, the interest in Mudryk exists.
On paper, Arsenal may have the upper hand if both clubs went head-to-head for the 21-year-old Ukranian winger. However, there could be many other factors, such as how frequently the player will feature. Incidentally, both teams have a Ukrainian presence on their squads, with Everton boasting Vitaliy Mykolenko, while Arsenal have national team captain Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Whether both clubs make a firm offer before the summer transfer window shuts down will have to be seen. The player certainly suits those clubs, more so for Everton, considering that their requirement is far more acute than that of Arsenal’s.