Mudryk drops yet another huge hint he's moving to Arsenal with 'cheerleader' Instagram story
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Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk has made another hint that he is moving to Arsenal this window.
The 22-year-old has been the Gunners' top transfer target in January, with Arsenal having already seen two bids worth up to £62million rejected for the winger.
It is believed that Shakhtar Donetsk are holding out for some £88million, citing the fees payed by Premier League clubs for Jack Grealish and Antony as justification for such a steep price tag.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has been keen to add to his forward line to consolidate his side’s place at the summit of the Premier League.
Moreover the club’s need for a new attacker was sharpened by an injury sustained to £45million summer signing Gabriel Jesus while at the World Cup with Brazil.
Arsenal remain in talks with the Ukrainian giants with the transfer saga reportedly nearing a conclusion.
Mudryk drops another hint on Instagram
Mudryk has dropped another hint on his Instagram that he is on the cusp of moving to the Premier League leaders.
The youngster posted a seemingly innocuous picture of a pet cat on social media, accompanied by the caption "my biggest cheerleader."
However eagle eyed Arsenal fans have noticed that in the background of the post is a television screen donning a fan-made picture of Mudryk in an Arsenal shirt.
The winger has been open about his desire to move to north London in the past, having revealed his admiration for Arsenal’s style of play in a November interview.
Meanwhile, the player has made a number of social media posts hinting at a desire to move to the Emirates, having shared pictures of him watching the club in action as Arsenal beat Brighton 4-2.
Mudryk nearing Arsenal move
While some reporters are claiming Arsenal and Shakhtar have finally reached an agreement for the Ukraine international, talkSPORT’s transfer insider Alex Crook has claimed this is not the case.
The journalist stressed however that an deal may not be too far away.
“Mudryk is Arteta’s top target,” Crook said in an interview with GiveMeSport.
“He believes Mudryk can really add something in the second half of the season. And I was told last night that this one is getting closer.
“It’s not done yet, but it’s getting closer. I think Mudryk to Arsenal will happen.”