Newcastle United have stepped up their efforts to bring Mykhaylo Mudryk in January, as Eddie Howe seeks a statement signing.
According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are preparing a £50 million plus bid to entice Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk. The Magpies are ready to step up their efforts for the in-demand attacker. However, they have Arsenal for competition in the hunt for the 21-year-old.
Mykhaylo Mudryk seems destined to leave Shakhtar Donetsk sooner rather than later as interest builds up. Newcastle United are keen on the in-demand attacker as Eddie Howe eyes key signings in January.
Much has changed since the new owners took over the club and appointed Howe at the helm. The English manager helped Newcastle United out of an improbable position in the relegation battle, making the team a formidable force to reckon with.
Newcastle are the third-most prolific team and the joint-best defensive side in the Premier League this season. They sit third behind Arsenal and Manchester City, and Howe could mount a top-four challenge. The Newcastle manager answered questions regarding his squad but needs to reinforce key positions like central defence and the left wing.
Allan Saint-Maximin’s constant injury troubles have left Howe without a consistent presence on the left wing. Jacob Murphy and Joelinton have taken roles in wide areas. Hence, Mudryk is currently considered for a transfer in January, with Newcastle eyeing a ‘box-office’ signing.
The Saudi-based owners are willing to sanction significant funds to improve squad quality. But Newcastle are not expected to make multiple signings in January. Hence, Howe could look at improving specific areas with quality additions.
Newcastle United are reportedly willing to make a £50 million-plus offer as they step up their pursuit of Mudryk. Shakhtar Donetsk’s inability to qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds have boosted the chances of the in-demand attacker departing, and the Magpies want to be quick with the signing.
Shakhtar may demand significantly more, and Newcastle must battle Arsenal for his signature. The Gunners have kept tabs on the winger since last summer and could approach the Ukrainian outfit in January. The Magpies are confident in their hunt, and an early offer could open the gates for a transfer.
Mudryk reportedly prefers Arsenal. If the Gunners cannot afford or look at other targets, he could consider an approach from Newcastle and play in the Premier League.