The Lowdown: Mudryk one to watch
The 21-year-old is emerging as arguably one of Europe’s hottest young properties, catching the eye with his performances for Shakhtar and Ukraine.
Mudryk has already scored and assisted twice apiece in as many Champions League games this season, not to mention being known as the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’, which says plenty about his abilities on the ball.
There is a long queue for the winger’s signature and it seems inevitable that he will leave Shakhtar in the near future.
The Latest: West Ham linked with move
According to 90min, West Ham are one of the teams keen on acquiring Mudryk’s signature but they are far from alone in expressing an interest.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Brentford, Brighton, Everton, Leeds United, Newcastle United and Wolves are all mentioned as potential suitors, too, with all of them sending scouts to watch the Ukraine international take on Scotland this week.
The Verdict: Sign him up, Hammers
It’s certainly not going to be easy to sign Mudryk, given his increasingly growing reputation, but he could be an outstanding addition, not to mention a signing of huge intent.
The youngster is someone who has the ability to be a future world-class footballer and he already has six caps to his name for Ukraine, wreaking havoc with his technical ability in a left-sided midfield role.
Mudryk is someone who could bring a spark to West Ham after a clear dip under David Moyes – whether or not a January move is possible remains to be seen, but if not, signing him next summer would be the next best thing.
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