By Daniel Feliciano

26th Oct, 2022 | 7:40pm

Mykhaylo Mudryk has £25m price tag as Leeds United send scouts to watch

Leeds United could sign Shakhtar Donetsk sensation Mykhaylo Mudryk for just £25m in January, according to The Sun after they scouted him on Tuesday night.

The Ukraine international has become one of the most sought after young talents on the continent after his performances in the Champions League this season, and Whites scouts were present as he scored a screamer against Celtic on Tuesday.

But while Leeds are interested in signing him they’re likely to face stiff competition from Arsenal and Everton as well as others, and The Sun [26 October] say he would cost just £25m.

It’s previously been reported by Fabrizio Romano that Shakhtar would be demanding upwards of £52m to let their star asset leave, and it’s believed they rejected an offer worth around £25m from Everton in the summer.

So far this season Mudryk has scored three goals and registered two assists in five Champions League games, while he has netted three goals in six league games too.

Bargain

There is surely no way that this report is accurate, but if it is then it’s absolutely crazy from Shakhtar and Leeds should be all over it to get a deal done.

Mudryk has burst onto the scene and is shining with both Shakhtar and the national team, becoming a hero for both sets of fans and his direct style and goalscoring threat make him perfect for the modern game.

An attacking addition who can add goals to the side is needed at Elland Road, and it seems highly unlikely now that Cody Gakpo will be joining despite their chase of him during the summer and since.

But Mudryk, if available at this price, would be an ideal alternative and would be just the statement signing that the club are clearly keen to make for the position after pursuits of Gakpo and Charles De Ketelaere all summer.

There will be plenty of competition and it will be hard, but if it’s on the table the club must do all they can to get it over the line.

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