Leeds United send scouts to watch Scotland v Ukraine Nations League fixture
Leeds United had scouts present at Hampden Park to watch Scotland’s 3-0 Nations League victory over Ukraine according to 90min.
It’s understood that West Ham, Wolves, Everton, Newcastle, Brighton and Brentford were all in attendance.
90min suggest (22 September) that Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk was the main target of their interest.
English clubs would be foolish not to go and watch the winger who has been praised highly during the early part of this season.
British-Ukrainian journalist Andrew Todos referred to Mudryk’s pace as “breathtaking” [quoted by Liverpool Echo, 22 September], as the 21-year-old gains many admiring glances from across the whole of Europe.
Leeds would certainly face a real battle to land the winger, particularly after his impressive early-season performances for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Everton had a bid rejected for him in the summer but now a move to Goodison Park looks unlikely, with his Champions League displays alerting the whole of Europe to his potential world-beating talent.
It’s good to see Leeds looking at a player such as Mudryk but whether they would have the financial capacity to really mount a serious move for the winger is up in the air.
He would certainly be the ideal long-term replacement for Raphinha with his pace and dribbling ability taking Europe by storm.
However, considering that nearly half the Premier League was in attendance at Hampden Park last night (21 September), fans should fully expect the Ukrainian winger to be plying his trade at one of the continent’s biggest clubs come next summer.