Shakhtar Donetsk wide man Mykhaylo Mudryk has got the attention of interested clubs Liverpool and Arsenal by admitting a Premier League move ‘is possible’.
The player is making waves in his native Ukraine and beyond after registering two goals and three assists already this season. He has found the net in consecutive Champions League matches against RB Leipzig and Celtic, which shows he can make an impact on the biggest stage.
Mudryk is the third best left winger in Europe, according to Shakhtar director Darijo Srna. During a recent interview with CBS Sports, the chief said: “Mudryk is a serious talent. After Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr, he’s the best player in Europe in his position.
“If someone wants to buy Mudryk they must spend a lot, a lot, a lot of money and respect our club and our president.”
Srna also confirmed that Everton had made a £26million (€30m) bid for the winger in the summer transfer window, which was rejected.
Everton are not the only Prem outfit to set their sights on Mudryk. Arsenal and Newcastle also want to sign him, according to various reports.
Fabrizio Romano suggests Shakhtar will hold out for £43m for the star. This is a big fee for a player who is yet to feature outside of Ukraine, or in one of Europe’s top five leagues.
However, the 21-year-old is showing he has serious talent and that he could end up being one of the best wingers on the continent, which would prove his director right.
Mykhaylo Mudryk talks potential move to England
Mudryk has reacted to the transfer speculation during an interview with Henry Winter of The Times. He has put the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle on alert by admitting a switch to England ‘is possible’. The Ukraine international also made an exciting claim about his future by stating he is only playing at 20 per cent of his true potential.
“Yes, yes, it is possible,” Mudryk said when asked about moving to the Prem. “The Premier League is the best league in the world and everyone wants to play in this league.”
He added: “I appreciate it [the interest], but I must improve a lot of moments because I think I can play better. I’m only at maximum 20 per cent of my potential.”
The interested clubs have essentially been given the green light to submit a bid for Mudryk, by the player himself. However, as Srna states, they will have to spend big to get Shakhtar to sell.
It could be worth it though. If Srna is right and Mudryk has the potential to become one of the best wide men in Europe, then he will make a huge impact for one of Liverpool, Arsenal or Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see how Mykhaylo Mudryk may fit in at Liverpool or Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp already has Mo Salah on the right and Luis Diaz on the left. Diogo Jota, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho can play out wide if needed, too.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe available in wide areas. Perhaps Newcastle would benefit the most from Mudryk’s signing. After all, they are looking for another wide attacker to take some of the pressure off Allan Saint-Maximin.