Arsenal ‘checked out’ Shakhtar Donetsk starlet Mykhaylo Mudryk towards the end of the transfer window, confirms transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Arsenal’s window
After spending £120m in the transfer market, the Gunners seem satisfied with their summer business.
Having previously worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, Mikel Arteta was keen to bring in Blues duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus after it became clear they were surplus to requirements at the Etihad.
After three years since his initial arrival at the Emirates, William Saliba returned to north London from three consecutive loan spells away from the club, making an instant impact in the side’s starting XI.
Looking to the future, the Gunners also secured the signings of Fabio Vieira from Porto and Marquinhos from Sao Paulo, rounding off a strong transfer window for Arteta.
The Latest: Jones’ news
After journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday that Arsenal could potentially add to their youthful squad by making a late move for Mudryk, Jones has now shared what he knows on the situation.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, the transfer insider claimed:
“They were linked heavily with Mykhaylo Mudryk in the late stages of the window, but my information is that Arsenal checked out the situation but did not actually make an offer.”
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The Verdict: Huge talent
It is no surprise to hear Arsenal being linked with the likes of Mudryk, with Arteta keen on bringing in young talent to help improve and grow with the squad.
In 28 matches for Shakhtar, the 21-year-old has scored two goals and has produced eight assists, having also been thrown into the deep-end with six appearances in the Champions League.
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As a result, the winger was awarded his debut for the Ukraine national team in June, for whom he has featured for on five occasions.
Dubbed a ‘huge prospect’ by The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter, Mudryk’s talent is clear to see.
This could be a move to keep an eye on in January.
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