Arsenal have ALREADY signed £87million wonderkid Mudryk, claims Shakhtar Donetsk team-mate | The Sun

ARSENAL have already signed Shakhtar Donetsk wonderkid Mykhailo Mudryk, according to his own teammate.

The highly-rated star has long been linked with a move to an Emirates and his value continues to grow.

The 21-year-old winger has been flying in both the Champions League and his own domestic league and some of his teammates have already concluded he is off.

While no deal has officially been done, Shakhtar goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin has said the dressing-room has already concluded he is off.

He told FPL360: "I like that he is focused only on himself, his and the team’s game. Fans don’t really see that much. No one sees what he is doing away from the football field.

"All these transfer rumours affect him only in a positive way, because he enjoys what he does. 

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"And, in the team, we can tell him; ‘well, you’re already at Arsenal, let’s all go!"

The Gunners have been edging closer to Mudryk for months but have been warned they will have to cough up at least £85million to land him.

And Shakhtar director Carlo Nicolini has made clear that Mikel Arteta has a fight on his hands to prize the star away from Ukraine.

He told Calciomercato: "Together with Kylian Mbappe, Rafa Leao and Vinicius Jr, Mudryk is the strongest player in his role.

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“Is £35m enough to buy him? We don’t speak for these figures, not even for £45m, we don’t even call the president to make the offer.

“We value Mudryk more than [Manchester] United’s Antony – £85m. Floating between Arsenal and Man City? They are two teams that have taken an interest in the player."

Mudryk is enjoying a stunning season so far and can boast three Champions League goals in the six group games.

But it was not enough to rescue Shakhtar's European dreams as they fell to defeat against RB Leipzig and tumbled into the Europa League last night.

In the Ukrainian Premier League, Mudryk has recorded four goals and give assists in seven games.

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