Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the recent speculation linking Arsenal and Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The transfer insider, speaking on the House of Champions Podcast, admitted that the Gunners like the Shakhtar Donetsk star.
Likewise, Mudryk “would love to go to the Premier League” but his club won’t let him go cheap, Romano added.
And amid all the speculation, Arsenal have yet to make an offer, the journalist claimed.
“He would love to go to the Premier League, that’s not a secret.
“He would love to go, he was dreaming of Premier League football when Everton offered it to him in August, Bournemouth were interested as were Brentford,” Romano said.
“Arsenal have been interested. In August they wanted him, they had negotiations, but in August there was no official offer because Shakhtar wanted more than 45 or 50 million euros,
“Now it is much more than this. I understand that Mudryk will move in January to more than 60/65 million euros.
“My sources at Shakhtar Donetsk tell me that there is no offer on the table.
“They say that ‘we know about the interest, we know that they are interested in Mudryk in the future, but there is no official offer.
“He is at Arsenal now, the player would be willing to move in January because he wants a new experience at a new club.”
“I would probably choose Arsenal”
Speculations linking Arsenal and Mykhaylo Mudryk have increased enormously in recent days.
The Gunners were heavily linked with the Shakhtar Donetsk star during the summer transfer window.
According to The Express, Arsenal boss Edu resisted his assessment.
Mudryk stayed at Shakhtar but kept the speculation alive just days after the transfer window closed.
He said CBS Sports: “Yes, I think all the boys dream of playing in the Premier League.
“Arsenal is a very good team, a very good coach. I like the way they play.
“Yes, for my part, I can’t say no, but a transfer is not just my decision.”
Since then, Mudryk has gone from strength to strength, receiving more and more admiring glances his way.
This season, the 21-year-old has registered an impressive eight goals and eight assists in 16 outings.
Better still, three goals and two assists have come in the Champions League, showing that he can play at the highest level.
Now, Mudryk has once again spoken highly of Arsenal, in a conversation with Vlada Sedan on YouTube, as translated by 90Min.
“From a purely hypothetical perspective, if there was a choice to be a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I would probably choose Arsenal,” he told the reporter, who is married to Arsenal and Ukraine star Oleksandr Zinchenko.
When asked specifically about Arsenal, Mudryk added: “I check them on MyScore and I know I can see them when they’re playing.
“I look at them too. It is a very dynamic team, in general, not only in the control of possession but also in the goal”.
Arsenal should go all out for Mudryk in January – TBR View
You can’t help but wonder if the Gunners will regret not moving to Mudryk for the summer.
Arsenal could have potentially signed him for around £40-45m, but they will now be looking for £10m on top of that.
That being said, it would still be a shrewd investment. Mudryk is only 21 years old and he is probably not in his prime yet.
The longer Arsenal leave him, the more likely he is to get better and cost, not to mention there are more and more clubs hanging around.
Just like when Liverpool bought Luis Diaz in January amid interest from Spurs, Arsenal should go all out for Mudryk within two months.
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