“If he’s in a good system with good players, he can still improve a lot. So for me, Saint-Maximin would be a good option if Arsenal can’t buy Mudryk.”
Interested parties are apparently unsure about spending Shakhtar’s asking price for Mudryk. The Ukrainian giants are understood to be encouraging an auction for their prized asset and club officials were in London to meet with Chelsea last week.
Arsenal will reportedly make a third bid as they look to structure a deal to get around Shakhtar’s £85m demands up front. They have said the valuation is justified as it is only slightly less than the fee which saw Jack Grealish depart Aston Villa for Manchester City 18 months ago.
Mudryk has enjoyed a positive season, scoring 10 goals across all competitions. The left-footed right winger has also provided eight assists.