Wolves officials reportedly watched Mykhaylo Mudryk play for Ukraine on Wednesday night ahead of a potential move in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Disappointing
Considering the hype that has been surrounding Mudryk lately, the Shakhtar Donetsk winger may have been disappointed with his performance in Ukraine’s 3-0 loss to Scotland in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday night.
He was rated as the worst player on the pitch by SofaScore, losing a game-high 13 duels, while he also failed with all six of his dribble attempts and never recorded a shot on target.
It was an off night for Mudryk, who has otherwise been electric so far this season, with two goals and three assists in five matches over all competitions at club level (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Wolves scouts watched
However, members of the recruitment departments from Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Everton, Leeds United, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Arsenal and Chelsea were also taking a look at the 21-year-old, so Bruno Lage’s side are likely to face a lot of competition for his signature.
The Verdict: Unlikely
Given the level of competition for his signature, and the fact that the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham can offer him European football, it seems very unlikely that the Wanderers would be able to attract Mudryk to the Midlands at this moment in time.
Hailed as a ‘serious talent’ by Shakhtar Donetsk sporting director Darijo Srna, who claims the winger is third best player in his position in Europe behind only Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Junior, Mudryk has truly burst onto the scene despite his disappointing game for Ukraine, with four of his five goal contributions this term coming in the UEFA Champions League (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, with the Old Gold lingering near the bottom of the Premier League, he seemingly has bigger and better clubs in mind.
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