Mykhaylo Mudryk: Premier League clubs are scouting Donetsk wingers
Mykhaylo Mudryk: Premier League clubs scout Donetsk wingers in Nations League clash between Scotland and Ukraine.
Scouts from over ten Premier League clubs were in Glasgow on Wednesday to watch the Nations League game between Scotland and Ukraine (3-0). Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk trailed behind 90min-Information in the focus of the scouts.
The 21-year-old Mudryk had already been the focus of transfer rumors in the summer. In addition to a few Premier League clubs, Bayer Leverkusen in particular were very interested in him. His performances in the Champions League against RB Leipzig and Celtic have fueled interest in him.
Several Premier League clubs have expressed interest in Mudryk – Everton failed (much like Bayer 04) in the summer with a €30m bid – and now sources have opposite 90min confirms numerous scouts have been dispatched to see the Ukrainian in action against Scotland on Wednesday. Mudryk himself recently stated that it would be his dream to play in England’s elite league. Especially at Arsenal he would be weak.
Arsenal and Chelsea interested in Mudryk?
Central defender Mykola Matvienko, also from Shakhtar, and Dynamo Kyiv winger Viktor Tsygankov were also closely watched, but it’s believed the vast majority of those interested were there to see Mudryk. In fact, Arsenal and Chelsea scouts were only at Hampden Park to keep a close eye on Mudryk.
Members of HR from Brentford, Brighton, Everton, Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves were in attendance on Wednesday, while a number of unnamed clubs were also in the stands.
Mudryk is understood to have most clubs’ eyes, but long-time Premier League trader Matvienko and 24-year-old Tsygankov are also on the radar of some clubs in England’s top flight.
Mudryk played 84 minutes but couldn’t make the difference in his country’s 3-0 away defeat.
Matvienko played the full 90 minutes while Tsygankov, whose contract expires in 2023, came on with about 20 minutes left.
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