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'Serious talent': Srna says Arsenal target Mudryk will cost a lot of money
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'Serious talent': Srna says Arsenal target Mudryk will cost a lot of money

Shakhtar Donetsk director of football Darijo Srna has warned admirers of Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk that the Ukrainian will cost a lot of money, and told CBS Sports that he is the third best in Europe in his position.

Mudryk is becoming one of the most talked-about young players on the continent. There was a chance that he could have ended the summer window as a Premier League player.

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Reports claimed that Everton made a £25.9 million bid, while Arsenal were in contact with his representatives. But ultimately, the 21-year-old stayed put.

He has since suggested that he would not be able to turn down Arsenal. And he has further whetted the appetite of admirers by producing a stunning performance in Shakhtar’s Champions League opener against RB Leipzig.

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It would be no surprise to see Arsenal make a move in the future. But clearly, they are going to have to be prepared to part with a huge sum to get a deal done, as Srna outlined.

“Mudryk is a serious talent,” he told CBS Sports. “After Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Jr, he’s the best player in Europe in his position. If someone wants to buy Mudryk they must spend a lot, a lot, a lot of money and respect our club and our president.”

Mudryk will cost a lot of money

Arsenal would have always been aware that his value was likely to soar if he remained a player worth monitoring. He is still in the early stages of his career. And yet, he is proving to be a game-changer at the highest level.

It is quite something for Srna to put Mudryk behind Mbappe and Vinicius Junior. Obviously, he will not want to talk down his potential when there is so much transfer talk surrounding him.

But if he did not rate him so highly, he would not pile the pressure on with such a huge claim.

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