Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Arsenal from Shakhtar Donetsk is a deal that continues to move at pace.
The 21-year-old Ukraine international winger has been increasingly linked with a move to the Emirates club since the summer, with Mudryk long considered to be the club’s leading target for the January transfer window.
An injury to Gabriel Jesus has only increased the Gunners’ need to find additional offensive options, although Shakhtar’s lavish demands mean that deal is not considered to be inevitable at this point.
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Mudryk, meanwhile, is reported to have agreed terms with Arsenal already, meaning that a deal could come to a speedy conclusion if things fall into place.
This is a feeling that is shared by at least one eagle-eyed Gunners fan, who believes that the player may already be in London to complete his transfer.
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Twitter user NicoPierre1493 spotted some compelling evidence on Mudryk’s social media that suggests a deal could be close.
They posted: “Is mudryk in the UK… it looks as though his in a hotel with hotel slippers.. the weight bench is “kettler” which is a uk based company.. the “private” on the door is written in English… he may be in London already.”
Is mudryk in the UK… it looks as though his in a hotel with hotel slippers.. the weight bench is “kettler” which is a uk based company.. the “private” on the door is written in English… he may be in London already 👀👀 #mudryk #arsenal pic.twitter.com/Iazy9DWT1w
— NicoPierre 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️ (@Nicopierre1493) January 1, 2023
Mudryk to Arsenal latest
Arsenal certainly seem determined to secure Mudryk’s signature, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reporting that they have made a second official approach for the player. He states that this is an improved offer on the €40 million plus €20m in bonuses that they previously bid.
The Gunners, though, are not thought to have a January transfer kitty much greater than €56m (£50m), which has fuelled the suggestion that they could be prepared to walk away from a deal.
Chelsea are said to be monitoring the situation if this proves to be the case.
Mudryk, meanwhile, appears eager to join the Premier League leaders, with his social media posts hinting that he wants to move to Arsenal at all costs.