Mykhaylo Mudryk ‘desperate’ to make Arsenal debut against rivals Man Utd
Shakhtar Donetsk's superstar Mykhaylo Mudryk is "desperate" to finalise his move to Arsenal so he can play against Manchester United later this month.
The Gunners are set to face Erik ten Hag's side on 22 January, and Mudryk is keen to make his debut in that match. The Ukrainian is yet to be officially signed by Mikel Arteta's side – but reports from Ukraine suggest the deal is as good as done.
And according to CBS, sources close to Mudryk say he's “desperate” to make his debut against the Red Devils. On top of that, there was a running joke over the World Cup he would score in the north London derby, which takes place on Sunday.
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Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is reporting fresh talks are to be held on Saturday over how the Premier League leaders will pay the add-ons.
Arsenal and Mudryk are wanting it to be finalised as quickly as possible, and Romano tweeted: "New direct contacts will take place in the next hours for Mudryk deal. Arsenal will discuss with Shakhtar about add-ons structure after £62m (€70m) bid plus £22.1m (€25m) #AFC.
"Arsenal want to get it done as soon as possible, player insisting too – personal terms already agreed."
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Meanwhile, Shakhtar's Twitter have been teasing that the deal is done, even tweeting: "Mudryk," with a thinking emoji.
That tweet came off the back of the same page tweeting: "There are more interesting stuff coming up. We are ready to share another piece of news as soon as our page reaches 51 thousand subscribers!"
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