The competition to recruit Mihailo Mudrik is approaching point-and-shoot. Arsenal bet a whopping 95 million euros (approximately 127.6 billion won), and Chelsea decided to recruit additional strikers as punishment for Felix’s exit.
Mudrik is a young Ukrainian winger. He is a player who has the advantage of breaking down the opponent’s defense through powerful dribbling based on his explosive speed. This season, his potential is exploding with 10 goals and 8 assists in 18 matches in all competitions. In particular, his competitiveness was proven by scoring goals against RB Leipzig and Celtic in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).
He is also the talent Arsenal are looking for. Arsenal have been wanting to sign Moudrik since last summer. They have high-quality young wingers such as Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, but lack depth in the attacking line, with Rhys Nelson and Gabriel Jesus injured and Emil Smith Lowe struggling to improve. As Marquinhos is a 19-year-old young player, it is difficult to play full-time in the league, so additional recruitment is needed. 메이저사이트
A strong competitor emerged. It is the ‘London rival’ Chelsea. According to journalist Fabricio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, Chelsea are keen on signing Mudrik and they were looking to hijack against Arsenal. In fact, as Shakhtar Donetsk president Dario Srna intuited Manchester City and Chelsea face-to-face, reports about his move to Chelsea were rapidly pouring in.
It seemed like Chelsea were taking a step back. By recruiting Felix, he temporarily quenched his thirst for attacking positions. As the positions of Felix and Mudrik overlap to some extent, it seemed that Arsenal would easily embrace him if they matched the amount of Shakhtar.
However, a variable occurred. Felix was sent off on his debut, putting him at risk of a three-game suspension. As a result, Chelsea are aiming for additional striker reinforcements. Global media ‘ESPN’ reported on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time), “Chelsea is still eager to sign Mudrik even though Felix is on loan.” The British ‘Express’ also reported that they are still interested in Mudrik, saying, “Chelsea have made a decision about the transfer of Mudrik as they face Felix’s suspension.”
Arsenal also has no intention of losing Moudrik. Reporter Romano said on the 13th, “Arsenal’s new bid for Moudrik has a basic transfer fee of 70 million euros (about 94 billion won). Of course, this includes a bonus clause of 25 million euros (about 33.6 billion won).” Reportedly, it was mentioned that Arsenal are putting all their efforts into signing Moudrik.
The player is a little more interested in Arsenal. Mudriq has been consistently leaving ‘likes’ on SNS posts related to his transfer to Arsenal, and recently posted a ‘praying hand emoticon’ on social media, showing his longing for his transfer.