By Declan Walsh

22nd Sep, 2022 | 7:32am

Everton tabled bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk as new £43.7m development emerges - Fabrizio Romano

Everton will have to pay over £43.7million if they want to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk at any point in the near future, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Guardian journalist reported via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday night (21 September) that Everton have had a bid worth £26.2million for the 21-year-old turned down by Shakhtar.

Arsenal are also said to be keen on Mudryk, who they now value higher than previously stated by Romano.

Speaking on his YouTube channel on 17 September, Romano said Shakhtar wanted “more than £34.9million (€40million)” when Everton’s bid went in but that figure has now risen to £43.7million.

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It’s no surprise to see Shakhtar wanting more money for Mudryk.

The six-times Ukraine international has made a brilliant start to the 2021/22 season – especially in the Champions League.

In his first two group stage appearances for the Ukrainian giants, the left-winger has scored in each of his side’s games against RB Leipzig and Celtic while also assisting two goals in the 4-1 win away at Leipzig on 6 September.

He’s got rapid pace to combine with his brilliant ability to create and finish off goals himself.

If he keeps up that form then there’s no doubt that he’ll get a big-money move to a club in Western Europe soon.

Everton’s hopes of signing Mudryk are surely waning as a result of his increased price-tag due to the Financial Fair Play issues at Goodison Park.

It seems that our only hope of landing the 21-year-old is if Anthony Gordon is sold and we don’t think that’s a risk that the club should be willing to take for a player who isn’t yet proven in the Premier League.