By Saikat Mandal

21st Oct, 2022 | 9:40pm

Leeds United must stay in hunt to sign Ukrainian star Mykhaylo Mudryk

Leeds United must stay in the hunt to sign Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January transfer window, but face competition from Arsenal and AS Roma.

According to a report from Fichajes.net (20 October), the Gunners could be back in for the left-footed star as early as January.

Leeds are one of the clubs vying for his signature, with 90 Min reporting on 22 September that the Whites scout checked him during Ukraine v Scotland.

Price drop?

Fabrizio Romano claimed on 18 October that any potential club will have to pay around €60-65m (£52.3-56.7m) for his signature.

However, the latest report suggests that Shaktar Donetsk holding out for a fee of £40million for the Ukraine international.

Leeds need to sign a striker in the January transfer window, but it would be wise for them to chase one of the highly-rated young talents in Europe at the moment.

He is one of the biggest emerging talents in Ukrainian football and has dazzled in the Champions League already. His performance in the 4-1 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig comes to mind, where he was outstanding, scoring twice.

The future of Jack Harrison remains unclear. He was one of the players targeted by Newcastle United during the summer transfer window, and there could be a chance that the Magpies might register an interest in him again.

Surprisingly, Harrison hasn’t been in the best of form this season. So, if Leeds plan to replace him with Mudryk in the long run, it won’t be a bad move.

Having said that, he would cost a lot of money. But most importantly, the Whites probably will struggle to lure him to Elland Road if Arsenal really push for a move. But, they must stay in the race.

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