Manchester United pose a threat to Arsenal in the battle to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk after a report revealed Erik ten Hag has wanted him since his Ajax days.
Hopes are high for Mudryk as he enjoys a breakout season. Only this year, he made his debut for the Ukrainian national team and scored his first Champions League goals for Shakhtar Donetsk.
For a few months, Mudryk has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League. All along, Arsenal have been the main suitor, with reports of their interest dating back to August.
The Premier League leaders are likely to increase their interest in Mudryk during 2023. Respected sources suggest that talks are already underway from an Arsenal perspective.
However, they are not the only club in the race for Mudryk. A report recently warned of a Newcastle rival attemptwhile another now reveals that Manchester United have plans of their own for the 21-year-old.
According to SunMan Utd have been watching Mudryk for a while, and his manager has been watching even more.
In fact, the report states that Ten Hag tried to sign Mudryk when he was managing Ajax. Now, he could have the opportunity to do it with Manchester United.
Your scouts have been aware of Mudryk’s progress and might recommend a transfer approach. Ten Hag would also apparently support the idea.
Primarily a left winger, Mudryk can cut inside with his stronger right foot. Therefore, he could compete with the likes of Marcus Rashford or Jadon Sancho at Man Utd.
Alternatively, Arsenal he would be putting him in contention to rival Gabriel Martinelli in his lineup.
Man Utd have an alternative to Mudryk and another rival
The Gunners have had their eyes on Mudryk for a long time, so it may be a case of Man Utd playing catch-up. Perhaps with that in mind, an alternate target for the Red Devils is mentioned in the report.
By SunUnited are also interested in Rafael Leao from AC Milan. Named the best player in Serie A last season when his team won the league, Leao has since been linked with Chelsea. – who still seem to have the upper hand in the race to sign him.
His contract negotiations with Milan appear to have hit a snag. So there could be a chance to get the Portuguese ace out of Italy.
Two years older than Mudryk, it would be another expensive option. They are both exciting players in their own right.
Given that they have at least a two-man shortlist, it looks like United are focusing on adding to their attack. Of course, with all the drama surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment, it’s not too surprising to see.
Perhaps it would be better to opt for a natural center forward. However, Mudryk or Leao could inject emotion into their attack from a slightly wider position.
Both players are the ones to watch in the coming months.
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