MYKHAYLO MUDRYK has handed Arsenal a massive transfer boost as he has insisted that he would “choose” them over Real Madrid on one condition.
The Shakhtar Donetsk winger has been a target of the Gunners since the summer transfer window.
It is thought that the 21-year-old has been recommended to the club by summer signing Oleksandr Zinchenko.
However due to his fine form in the Champions League in which he scored three goals and assisted two more he has started to attract interest from across Europe.
The Gunners have reportedly held talks over a £52.2million transfer for the player.
Mudryk has admitted that he wants to be a regular at whatever club he goes to next in a recent interview with Zinchenko’s wife Vlada Sedan.
The Ukrainian also revealed how he had been following the club and that he would be interested in a move to the Emirates.
He said on Sedan’s YouTube channel: “Yeah. I check on them on MyScore and know when they’re playing I can check on them.
“I also watch them too. They are a very dynamic side, in general not just in controlling possession but also in scoring goals.
“From a purely hypothetical perspective, if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal.
“But it’s a tough question and involves a lot of factors in my answer.
“I would first want to know from the head coach that even if I wasn’t a guaranteed starter, that I’d receive a chance.
“Essentially I need to hear directly from the manager what he envisages my role in his side to be.
“The team’s style of play will play a role. It’s very important to me.”
The promising attacker also revealed that he spoke to Brentford manager Thomas Frank as well as the head coaches of Ligue 1 side Nice and Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
He added: “I spoke with two or three head coaches either directly or via a translator, they were Nice, Bayer Leverkusen and Brentford.
“When it didn’t work out I was a bit upset but as we can see now God’s plan is better than my dreams.”
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