Date:18th November 2022 at 6:15am
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Shakhtar Donetsk have slammed a €100m price tag on want-away winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

THE LOWDOWN: CONSTANT INTEREST

Arsenal have been interested in Mykhailo Mudryk for a while now. The Ukrainian winger made his breakthrough last season and has continued in the same rich vein of form this term.

He has previously confessed his love for the Premier League and especially Arsenal, because of how they play under Mikel Arteta.

This was followed up by an inquiry from the Gunners about his availability.

The latest news now has it that the club has placed a price tag on the talented winger.

THE LATEST: OUTRAGEOUS PRICE TAG

Shakhtar Donetsk, in a bid to get the most from the deal, have decided to place an asking fee on star winger Mykhailo Mudryk.

This is the latest coming from the camp of the club according to a director with the Ukrainian side.

Shakhtar’s director of football, Dario Srna, suggested this week that the winger could command a transfer fee of €100m (£87.5m).

If somebody wants to buy Mudryk, they must pay huge, huge, huge money,’ Srna told The Athletic.

Otherwise the president of the club [Rinat Akhmetov] will not sell him. All the clubs must respect the president, respect Shakhtar and in the end they must respect Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is one of the best players I saw. The price is so big. The market is deciding the price – not me.

“Antony, and Grealish, they are players of more than €100m and for me, Mudryk does not have less quality than them. This is the last two transfers in the past year, in more or less the same positions. Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. We want just respect. The market is deciding the price, not me, it shows which kind of players cost this kind of money.’

THE VERDICT: BACK OUT

If Srna’s comments are the final position of the club as a whole, Arsenal might have a tough time negotiating a move for Mudryk.

No doubt about the player’s desire to play in the colours of Arsenal but the club’s position could force the Gunners to look elsewhere.