Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal for months, now. And the player has finally broken his silence on the transfer rumours.
Speaking to Oleksandr Zinchenko’s wife, Vlada Sedan, he revealed that he wanted a transfer in January but refused to commit to a switch to North London just yet.
Mykhaylo Mudryk speaks out on Arsenal links
“I follow Arsenal closely, they’re a very dynamic side. One surprise for me was how many Arsenal fans followed me. No other club’s fans have interacted as much as them”.
“They always tell me: come to us!”.
“From a purely theoretical-fantasy perspective, if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal”, he told Vlada Sedan.
“But I’d first want to know from the head coach that I’d receive a chance”.”It’s not about the badge or the history. The team’s style of play will play a role in my decision, it’s very important”.
“Yes, I’d be upset if I don’t get a move in the winter”, Mykhaylo Mudryk added.
Shakhtar have quoted a price tag in the region of €60 million+, which would make him one of the most expensive signings in the club’s history. It now remains to be seen whether the club will be able to pull off this deal in the January transfer window, considering its difficulty.