Nice follows in the footsteps of “Ukrainian Neymar” Mykhaylo Mudryk

Blond hair matched with a headband, tattoos, of marked Christian religious conviction, endowed with impressive technique and subject to overmediatization in his country for years, very quickly Mykhaylo Mudryk was decked out with the nickname of Ukrainian Neymar. A flattering distinction, but that the main interested party has tended to confirm for many months. Rather a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, the 21-year-old left winger is coming off a very solid season with Shakhtar Donetsk (2 goals and 9 offerings in 19 matches) which was unfortunately cut short due to the war in Ukraine.

Also becoming an international with Zbirna (5 caps), he is considered one of the best talents in his country, so much so that Roberto De Zerbi very quickly set his goals to make him pass a course: “Myhkaylo Mudryk is one of the best young footballers. If I don’t take it to the next level, I will consider it a personal loss.” An excellent dribbler, he has refined his game a lot in recent months and this has not failed to catch the eye of several teams. An expert in data, the English club Brentford was the first to really position itself.

A complicated file for Nice

Already on the file last January, but unable to match the 24 million euros then requested by Shakhtar Donetsk, the English team tried their luck again last April by wanting to take advantage of the diplomatic context. Currently being robbed by other European and Brazilian clubs, Shakhtar Donetsk saw Bayer Leverkusen land in the file and quickly obtain the player’s preference. However, the file has been dragging on for many weeks, especially for visa matters. According to our information, Donetsk is also blocking any sale for the moment even if discussions with Bayer Leverkusen are still in progress. A complicated file therefore from which OGC Nice intends to take advantage.

The formation of Lucien Favre who has already welcomed the young Romanian Rares Ilie (19 years old) in the offensive field would like to play his luck in the Mykhaylo Mudryk file. A nice dream for the Aiglons, but which will require great financial efforts and persuasion. Not wanting to sell the player, Shakhtar Donetsk are still demanding at least 20 million euros for the player under contract until 2026. In addition, Nice will have to persuade the player who is still so attracted to go to the Bayer Leverkusen. After struggling in the summer transfer window before finally recruiting Rares Ilie and Alexis Beka Beka while hoping for Kasper Schmeichel, Mattia Viti or Alex Telles, Fabiano Parisi, and Marcus Thuram, OGC Nice gives a boost when it comes to go into this last month of the transfer window.