The Lowdown: Scouts sent
It was reported in September that scouts from Goodison Park were in attendance to watch Mudryk play for Ukraine in their 3-0 loss away to Scotland in the UEFA Nations League.
However, other Premier League scouts were also in attendance, including from Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds United, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Wolves, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Thus, the Shakhtar Donetsk winger is expected to be a player in high demand come the January transfer window.
The Latest: Exciting signing
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, O’Rourke has claimed that Mudryk would be a ‘real exciting signing’ for the Merseyside club, and also a ‘great addition’ to the Premier League in general:
“I think it’d be a real exciting signing not just for Everton but for the Premier League.
“I think he’d be a great addition to the league, to see how he’d cope with playing in the Premier League as well, but for Everton he would definitely be a great addition to the side.
“What he could add to their side going forward – pace, trickery, goals and assists, any manager would want that in their team.
“And I’m sure Frank Lampard would love that as well.”
The Verdict: Difficult
Given Mudryk’s meteoric rise this season, with four goal contributions in the UEFA Champions League already and four other assists in Ukraine’s Primera Liga (Transfermarkt), it will be very difficult for Frank Lampard’s side to attract Mudryk to the club in January.
Top clubs around Europe, including those who can offer him Champions League football, are likely to be higher up in the pecking order than the Toffees, and so they may have to move on to other targets.
Nonetheless, the top flight is still an attractive proposition, and with the right offer, perhaps Mudryk could be persuaded to join the Blues.
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