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Arsenal agree £40m deal to 21yo winger – report

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By Lee Hurley

Ukraine’s midfielder Mykhaylo Mudryk reacts during the friendly football match between German first division Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach and Ukraine’s national football team on May 11, 2022. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

Nicknamed the ‘Ukrainian Neymar’, Arsenal have been the leading suitors for Shahktar Donetsk’s 21-year-old winger throughout this saga.

With 10 goals and eight assists in 24 games this season, it’s not hard to see why so many clubs have been linked with him, nor why Shakhtar thought they could push for €90m despite him only having a real-world value of around €15m.

According to the Mirror, via a report in the Daily Mail, however, Arsenal have apparently agreed a deal in the region of €40m thanks to the work Edu put in.

Arsenal poised to win the race for 'Ukranian Neymar' Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk after the club 'lowered their asking price to £40m'... with the 21-year-old winger set to add more firepower in the Gunners' title hunt Mykhaylo Mudryk has bagged seven goals in 12 league games this season The 21-year-old has been dubbed the 'Ukrainian Neymar' after his startling form Shakhtar Donetsk originally demanded '£90 million' for their star winger They appear to have lowered their price, with Arsenal agreeing a '£40m' deal By MICHAEL RUDLING FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 10:44, 27 November 2022 | UPDATED: 11:40, 27 November 2022
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Last week it was reported that Mudryk had ‘his heart set on a move to’ Arsenal (as does Youri Tielemans).

It has also been claimed that he is keen to team-up with his national teammate, Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The £40m fee will come with add-ons although it is not clear what those are at this point.

Arsenal are also said to be trying to sign a left-sided centreback and a midfielder in the January window.

Source: Daily Cannon.