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Club Director’s Comments Price Newcastle Out Of Move For In-Demand Winger



Some more comments have arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk’s director of football regarding the price tag of Newcastle target Mykhaylo Mudryk. Dario Srna, who previously touted that his star winger would cost a lot of money, has gone to even further lengths to ward off potential buyers.

The Athletic has published the following from Srna on Mudryk:

“If somebody wants to buy Mudryk, they must pay huge, huge, huge money. Otherwise the president of the club (Rinat Akhmetov) will not sell him.

“All the clubs must respect the President, respect Shakhtar and in the end they must respect Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is one of the best players I saw. The price is so big.

“The market is deciding the price, not me. Antony, Grealish, they are players of more than €100m and for me, Mudryk does not have less quality than them. This is the last two transfers in the past year, in more or less the same positions.

“Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. We want just respect. The market is deciding the price, not me, it shows which kind of players cost this kind of money.”

Shakhtar have set the bidding at £85m which is around £25m higher than what his fee was believed to be over the past few months. Shakhtar had rejected an approach from Brentford for £30m over the summer. Arsenal were also tracking Mudryk.

This valuation has likely ruled Newcastle out of the running for the exciting Ukrainian. The 21-year-old has come from nowhere over the past 12-18 months to become one of the most coveted players in the world.

His rise to prominence means he has some elite suitors. He recently admitted he was keeping a close eye on the Gunners, where compatriot Oleksandr Zinchenko now plays. Mudryk revealed the following recently:

“I follow Arsenal closely, they’re a very dynamic side. One surprise for me was how many Arsenal fans followed me. No other club’s fans have interacted as much as them.

“They always tell me: come to us!

“From a purely theoretical-fantasy 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 I’d first want to know from the head coach that I’d receive a chance.”

Newcastle will not spend crazy money no matter how special the player may be. There are other wide targets that could come into play in January including Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, who has refound his form under former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso scoring 7 of his 8 goals since his appointment in October.


102 comments so far

  • Vask

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Cheap at half the price!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Bard – I spotted the “sacred place” comment too and had a little chuckle! 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Regarding the shortest lines to recognise a film, I did think of “Freedom!” but that was already beaten by the slightly shorter “Adrian!”. But I think the latter is cheating as it is a character name… 😉

    1
  • clinath@ed

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Shortest lines..
    Crom

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    clinath@ed – probably not many people will know that one but I did! 🙂

    But if we’re going for character names, could go for “Jack” too (from one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life)

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  • clinath@ed

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Specialist group TDS 😉

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #8

    ha ha TDS, nice of you to make up a rule that would get “HAL?” disqualified. Pity no such rule exists.

    I have another to match Vask’s 5 charaters:
    Newt?

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  • Ronway

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Shortest lines.

    “Ice”

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    but can people instantly correctly identify the film from just the word Jack TDS, I think not.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    R2?

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Taco – I’d say many people of the right era can! Just like HAL, Crom, or Adrian. I bet many young people won’t have seen those films.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #13

    V

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Beat that.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Or Q. Or M.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Canny read that hibbit.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18

    yeah TDS but what I mean is Jack is such a common name I doubt most people would get it compared to Vasks or my contributions. Unless of course you mean the Robin Williams film called Jack but that is the bloody title. If we are allowed to us the title then fine…

    E.T.
    Jaws
    Hook

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Z – could be Zorro or Pulp Fiction 😉

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  • clinath@ed

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    I immediately thought of Titanic when I read ‘Jack’. But it could also have meant Pirates of the Caribbean??

    Loved R2 though Taco..

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #22

    Btw TDS I honestly can’t identify the exact film with just Q or M could be one of a dozen or more could it not?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #23

    We’re five days off the WC starting and according to the FFS, they only have two GK’s in the squad.

    1
  • Vask

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #24

    If we’re doing names…

    Festa?!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Hibbit – thanks for posting that. And thanks for calling it a “canny read” Raj, I thought it was the same article that Bob posted a couple of days ago until I read your post. Figured you would have already read that one.

    Great to see the new owners operate with vision, unlike the short-termism that the previous owner operated under. Going to take a while to make up for all of that lack of investment but it must be a huge buzz for anyone working at the club right now.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #26

    Vask – Festa? Do you mean Uncle Fester from the Adam’s Family?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Discussing us on Talksport now.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    clinath@ed – I meant Titanic when I said Jack, so you are correct. I wouldn’t say that was an iconic line from the Pirates’ series of films.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Taco – ok. Well I couldn’t tell you which specific film “Adrian” comes from either. I could obviously guess but not sure. V works if you want many people to know the specific film.

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  • Vask

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #30

    V?

    Is that from golden girls?

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #31

    Wow, you don’t know your Rocky movies TDS! It is clearly Rocky 1.

    I will give you V but the thing is that is not a film most people would know. If I was to say “name the film and the only clue I am giving you is V” hardly anyone is going to get that but say “Adrian!, D’oh!, HAL?, R2?” etc most are going to get it.

    I’d say “D’oh!” by Vask was an excellent contribution as it is also not characters name.

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  • clinath@ed

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #32

    Yeah D’oh! Definitely wins it

    Imo

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Police Academy V
    Nightmare on Elm Street V
    Friday the 13th V
    Rocky V

    😉

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Taco – I’d say “D’oh!” is good too though I don’t think I’ve even seen the film to be honest!

    And no…haven’t seen the Rocky films for over 20 years to be honest…

    I’d have thought a lot of people would get V but maybe I’m wrong there.

    If you exclude names, looks like “D’oh!” is the shortest…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #35

    V for Vendetta…

    1
  • snowdone

    Nov 16, 2022 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #36

    Not the shortest, but maybe the funniest – ‘Drop your cocks and reach for your socks!’

    This was a line from 70s film starring Clint Eastwood and a young Jeff Bridges. Thunderbolt and Lightning I think it was called.
    Diaby watch : He’s certainly fast. Does he look better than he is in a slightly inferior Bundesliga? Maybe, but he is better value than the Shaktar Donetsk lad.

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  • Vask

    Nov 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Don’t worry can’t win em all, TDs.

    Just remember:

    Nobody beats me in the kitchen. 😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #38

    V us from Vask: the movie! 2.1.1
    Isn’t it?

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 16, 2022 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Lightfoot

    2
  • the crown princes nashers

    Nov 16, 2022 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #40

    read that man shite are willing to pay £70 million for wor bruno, haha made me chuckle that one, dear man shite that offer wouldnt get his boot shoe laces and were building a team not selling the bugger so bugger off

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