Everton are reportedly eyeing up a move in the January transfer window for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Lowdown: Rising star
Mudryk is certainly a rising star of the game, with one goal and three assists in just four games in total for Shakhtar over all competitions so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Three of those goal contributions came in their opening 4-1 win away at Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League group stages in midweek, and as per Italian football journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, he is considered a ‘top, top talent’.
The Latest: Everton interest
As per Calciomercato, the Goodison Park outfit are now eyeing up a potential move for Mudryk in January after watching his stunning performance against Leipzig.
However, they will face competition from fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal for his signature.
The Verdict: Get it done
If the Merseyside club can come up with enough money to sign Mudryk in January, as he thought to be valued at over €50m (£43.3m), then this is simply a deal that they need to get done.
Self-styled as ‘the Ukrainian Modric‘ in his homeland, the 21-year-old possesses all of the qualities of a tricky creative player. To that extent, he played two key passes and created one big chance in Shakhtar’s midweek Champions League win in Germany (Sofascore).
He has already played 30 games for Shakhtar and been capped five times by Ukraine, scoring three goals and supplying 12 assists (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, fellow Ukrainian teammate Vitaliy Mykolenko is already at the Toffees, and so could help try to push a deal through.
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