Everton have been linked with a move for Mykhaylo Mudryk since the summer and now a new update from a reliable source could boost the club’s pursuit of the player ahead of the January transfer window.
What’s the latest?
According to Shakhtar Donetsk director of football Darijo Srna, the club will command “a lot of money” in order to part ways with their talented winger in January.
CBS reporter Ben Jacobs tweeted after speaking with Srna:
“Shakhtar director of football Darijo Srna tells me any club wanting Mykhaylo Mudryk must spend “a lot, a lot, a lot of money.” Shakhtar are saying publicly they want €100m. But, as previously reported, sources say privately they will entertain offers of €60m+.”
Lampard could forget Gordon
If Everton were to secure the services of Mudryk in January or the summer of 2023, it would be the perfect opportunity for Frank Lampard to finally part ways with Anthony Gordon.
The Toffees winger has been linked with a move away from his boyhood club over the last six months which led to bids from Chelsea being rejected in the latter stages of the last transfer window, but if Mudryk was to make the move to Merseyside it would take a lot of pressure off the manager to convince Gordon to stay.
Mudryk has been capturing the attention of many elite clubs including Premier League leaders Arsenal who are also reportedly very keen on signing the winger, and it comes as no surprise when you consider the Ukrainian forward’s output this season so far.
Over 18 appearances this season, the £86m sensation – who was dubbed “undefendable” by presenter Jack Collins – has scored ten goals and delivered eight assists with a goal contribution every 79 minutes proving that he is a reliable and consistent threat in front of goal.
Only Wolverhampton Wanderers have scored fewer goals than Lampard’s side so far this season in the top flight, so improving the attacking threat needs to be a huge priority for the manager when he is given the opportunity to acquire new signings next month.
With that being said, the signing of Mudryk would be a major coup for Everton and if he could continue his consistent goal-scoring form at Goodison Park then it would certainly improve the club’s chance of retaining their Premier League status at the end of the season.
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