Football NewsCarlo Nicolini: “Mykhailo Mudryk’s fee will have to be substantial”
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The Gunners have been informed that Brazilian international Antony’s €100m price tag in the Red Devils is now the benchmark in any deal for Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk.


What did Nicolini say about Mykhailo Mudryk?

Manchester United moved Antony from Ajax in the summer and Mykhailo Mudryk is now heavily linked with a move to Brazilian Antony in England as the bid for his signature intensifies. The Gunners have been leading this chase but have yet to meet Shakhtar Donetsk’s demand for a highly ranked Mykhailo Mudryk and are aware that they will need to dig deep to secure a January transfer for the line.

Shakhtar’s director reiterated that the fee for the Ukrainian player would have to be substantial, given that they have no need for transfers, they said at the time that they rate the player more strongly than some other profiles such as Antony. This is a landmark.


A little about the topic

Shakhtar’s director added on speculation suggesting Serie A leaders Napoli could join the Gunners in the hunt for the winger that the problem is that Italian clubs aren’t taking advantage of opportunities like the Rossoneri with Enzo Fernandez, who is now worth over 100m. According to Carlo Nicolini, when they arrive on time for a player, they have to sink the shot, otherwise the prices change.


Arsenal’s manager admits it’s up to the players to decide where they want to play as the Gunners continue to get involved with the move for the Ukrainian winger.

Arsenal are believed to have seen two bids for Mykhailo Mudryk beat back, with the latest of them totaling £62m ($74m) and may have to match the £88m ($106m) that took Antony in the Red Devils from Ajax in the summer of 2022 to secure a line deal. Mikel Arteta accepts that the Gunners will need to spend a lot of money to attract the best talent available, and also admits – amid talk of the Blues preparing a rival bid for Mykhailo – that players will always have the final say on where they are will be.

The head coach of the Gunners, who sat at the top of the Premier League table, they want to add in January, said of the references to the Ukrainian winger that evaluations should be made between the selling club and the buying club.

And according to Mikel Arteta, it’s difficult, but it shows that there are a lot of clubs with a lot of financial power to spend big and they have to compete with them. To be smart, they must see good opportunities and they must be attractive to the players. Arteta says that at the end of the day the players decide where they want to play and if they want to play for their club that’s great.


What will happen after this?

The Gunners are aware of the need to deepen their ranks in January as they look to remain competitive on various fronts in the 2022-23 campaign – with Arteta chasing FA Cup and Europa League honors along with his bid for Premier League title. Mykhailo isn’t the only player who is said to be on the Gunners’ radar and the north London outfit is also closely linked to Leicester midfielder Tielemans and Atlético Madrid player Joao Felix.