Manchester United join Arsenal in monitoring 21-year-old forward

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Manchester United are reportedly in a race with Arsenal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk in the near future.

Mudryk, 21, has emerged as one of the most exciting offensive talents in Europe this campaign with his electric performances on the left flank.

Earlier this summer, the Ukraine international was rumored to be joining Arsenal but the deal failed to materialize in time. He is also on the radar of Liverpool (via Calciomercato), PSG (via Le10Sport), Newcastle United, Sevilla, Ajax, and Bayer Leverkusen (via Ben Jacobs).

According to The Sun, Manchester United are the latest to join the race for Mudryk with the club dispatching scouts to monitor his development. Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag has been interested in the winger since his days as Ajax’s head coach. However, Shakhtar Donetsk are expected to demand a steep fee for their prized asset.

Mudryk is currently set to relish some downtime during the mid-season break with no Ukraine at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He is valued in the region of £57 million, as per Fabrizio Romano.

Earlier in September, Mudryk dropped a hint about his future and clarified that he is focused on playing for Shakhtar Donetsk. He told CBS Sports:

“In the winter, we will see. There’s been a lot of discussions about a transfer and speculation about which clubs want me. But it’s normal. Right now, I’m in Shakhtar and I want to play in this team. I love this team, I love every guy in this team. Shakhtar is now my home.”

Mudryk, who has a contract until December 2026, has netted eight goals and laid out as many assists in 16 overall games this campaign.

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