CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that Arsenal have held ‘very positive talks’ with Shakhtar Donetsk over the possible signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Lowdown: ‘Agreed in principle’
It has recently been reported that the 22-year-old has already ‘agreed in principle’ to join the Premier League leaders and that both clubs are ‘closing in on a full deal’ for the winger’s move to north London.
However, the clubs have not yet agreed on a fee or the structure of payment, which means that Mudryk remains at Shakhtar for now.
The Latest: ‘Very positive talks’
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, Jacobs has shared that ‘very positive talks’ took place between both clubs on Monday, with ‘sources close to Mudryk’ claiming that he will be ‘very disappointed’ if a deal is unable to be done in January.
The reporter stated: “Told very positive talks took place between Arsenal and Shakhtar on Monday. As reported, sources close to Mudryk say he will be “very disappointed” if a transfer doesn’t happen in January. #CFC have not placed any bid following their own meeting with Shakhtar.”
The Verdict: Promising…
The noises around Mudryk’s potential transfer sound promising for the Gunners, and it seems like they will eventually get their man.
Lauded by Arsenal legend Kevin Campbellas a player who would be “devastating” in Mikel Arteta’s system , the 22-year-old is enjoying an outstanding breakthrough season. He has scored ten goals and supplied a further eight assists in just 18 matches across all competitions so far in 2022/23, including five goal contributions in the Champions League (Transfermarkt).
Given that Emile Smith Rowe only just returned from injury in the 3-0 win at Oxford United in the FA Cup on Monday night, and with both Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson still sidelined, Arsenal are in need of further attacking reinforcements, and Mudryk would seem to be the perfect player to bring in.
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