HERE WE GO…Another €65m Shakhtar Donetsk star wanted by Arsenal in January, Mikel Arteta wants new competition for out of form Martinelli after what happened against Aston Villa. - soocer442
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HERE WE GO…Another €65m Shakhtar Donetsk star wanted by Arsenal in January, Mikel Arteta wants new competition for out of form Martinelli after what happened against Aston Villa.

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We shall proceed…Mikel Arteta, an additional €65 million Shakhtar Donetsk star desired by Arsenal in January, desires new competition for the out-of-form Martinelli following his performance against Aston Villa.According to a report, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United are all competing to acquire Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Georgiy Sudakov.As each of the three Premier League behemoths searches for offensive reinforcements during the January transfer window, they are rumored to be interested in Sudakov, in a turn of events similar to the frenzy to acquire Mykhailo Mudryk from the Ukrainian club at this time last year.

 

According to Tutto Juve, Barcelona and Juventus are also interested in the “world-class talent” 21-year-old midfielder.

 

Arsenal has “channels open” with Shakhtar, while Chelsea are reportedly interested in a repeat of the Mudryk transaction. However, it is uncertain how amicable the clubs’ relations have become since the saga in January of last year.Both Barcelona and Juventus are rumored to be interested in bolstering their midfield options; however, despite Gavi’s season-ending injury, the Catalan side’s financial difficulties render them outsiders in this particular competition.

 

An improvement over Mudryk

Despite the considerable attention and anticipation that Mudryk received a year ago, including former Shakhtar manager Roberto De Zerbi’s mention of him as a future Ballon d’Or laureate, Sudakov is a more formidable talent.

 

The current Shakhtar player is significantly more powerful than Mudryk was at a comparable point in his career, as determined by the data analytics company SciSports.

 

However, it is critical to emphasize that the two operate in distinct capacities. While Mudryk predominantly operates as a winger, Sudakov, despite having previously played on the left, predominantly performs in the central region of the midfield.

 

Due to the youth’s contract expiring in 2028, Shakhtar possess absolute authority over his future, potentially resulting in an increased transfer fee.

 

Compared to Mudryk, who joined Stamford Bridge in January for €70 million, it is improbable that Sudakov will command a transfer fee comparable to that which he received. However, given that FootballTransfers’ unique Player Valuation Model estimates his transfer value to be €11.2 million, he could provide significantly better value for money.

 

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