Arsenal are set to have recent conversations with Shakhtar Donetsk today in an try and finalise the structure of a deal for Mykhaylo Mudryk, in keeping with reports. The winger is claimed to be ‘insisting’ on a fast resolution as his club teases supporters on social media.
Arsenal are set to agree a fee for Mudryk of between £75million and £80m, including add-ons. He would change into the club’s most-expensive player, surpassing the £72m they paid for Nicolas Pepe in 2019.
Mudryk’s future has been the saga of the window to date and the Gunners were hopeful of striking a deal before now with the intention to have him available for some crucial upcoming games. Mikel Arteta’s side play north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
His potential debut could now be against Manchester United the next weekend if he signs by midday next Friday. But each Arsenal and Mudryk are keen on completing a deal well before then.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says fresh talks are to be held today (Saturday) over how the Premier League leaders pays the add-ons. Each Arsenal and Mudryk are wanting it to be finalised as quickly as possible.
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Shakhtar didn’t stop there and the following tweet showed an egg timer emoji followed by: “Looks as if it is time to reveal the primary piece…”. Arsenal fans were again getting excited in response.
Nevertheless it seems the announcement was nothing to do with Mudryk in spite of everything. The account as an alternative revealed Shakhtar’s friendly schedule across the following few weeks.
They only began pre-season on Tuesday and can play six friendlies between January 20 and February 8. Some Arsenal fans took the apparent joke well, whereas others were complaining about waiting just to find the announcement was regarding the friendlies.
There was still more to come back. The following tweet read: “There may be more interesting stuff coming up. We’re able to share one other piece of stories as soon as our page reaches 51 thousand subscribers.”
What that news will probably be stays to be seen…
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