Mykhaylo Mudryk seemed to be sending another hint to Shakhtar Donetsk on Saturday, posting as he watched an Arsenal match again.
As Arsenal took on Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, key transfer target Mykhaylo Mudryk was watching on.
The winger posted on Instagram with a picture of Mikel Arteta and Robert De Zerbi during the game, captioning it: “2 top coach”
Mudryk previously worked with De Zerbi at Shakhtar Donetsk, and the Brighton boss tipped him for eventual Ballon d’Or success in a press conference this week, so the two clearly have a lot of respect for each other.
But it seems the Shakhtar forward also rates Mikel Arteta highly, as the Arsenal coach pushes to bring him to north London.
This isn’t the first time Mudryk has posted on social media to show he’s watching Arsenal play. He also shared a clip as he watched Eddie Nketiah score against West Ham United on Monday.
Recent reports suggest that negotiations between Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk over Mudryk have continued this week, and the Gunners are optimistic about an eventual deal for the winger.
Another bid for Mudryk is expected, with Arsenal yet to reach an agreement to sign him.
Shakhtar may reportedly accept €80-85m, with Arsenal’s opening bid coming to €65m in total, so the difference in valuations is around €15-20m right now.
Currently on a winter break with Shakhtar, Mudryk has scored 10 goals and assisted eight in 18 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk this season, including five goals and assists in his six Champions League appearances.