Brentford make second bid in three days for Shakhtar Donetsk Ukrainian starlet
Brentford make a second bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk
Newly-promoted Brentford looks to tackle the new year in style after the club made a second bid for Ukrainian starlet and Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The 20-year-old Mudryk, a Shakhtar academy graduate, is in the midst of his breakout season in the Ukrainian Premier League with Rinat Akhmetov’s table-topping Hirnyky despite making his full debut for the club in 2019-20.
According to Zorya Londonsk referencing Ukrainian outlet Tribuna, the Bees have tabled an original bid of €12million plus bonuses and a wage packet of £28k/week across a 5-and-a-half year deal on Christmas Day which was subsequently rejected by the Ukrainian giants.
BRENTFORD BID FOR MUDRYK!
According to @tribunaua , EPL side Brentford submitted an offer for Shakhtar wonderkid Mykhailo Mudryk but the Donetsk club rejected it as they do not plan on selling at this moment
Brentford offered €12m + bonues, a 5,5 yr contract at £28k a week pic.twitter.com/m9FPSXMgha
— Zorya Londonsk (@ZoryaLondonsk) December 25, 2021
Brentford is said to have come back in with an improved offer of £15million without bonuses for the U21 international left-winger, who has currently been credited with seven assists this season in just eleven league appearances, as well as finding the back of the net on two occasions.
Bees boss Thomas Frank, who has been vocal about the fixture congestion that continues to grip the Premier League during a fresh Covid-19 outbreak across the English top-flight, could certainly strengthen the wide areas at Brentford Community Stadium given the lack of contributions from options the likes of Tariq Fosu, Yoane Wissa, and Joel Valencia.
Bees adapting well to Premier League life
One of the neutral favorites coming into the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, Brentford has adapted to life in the Premier League well and currently sits nine points clear of the drop zone in the run-up to their clash with title favorites Manchester City in the English capital tomorrow.
Thomas Frank’s outfit has earned quite a few credible results along the way against Arsenal on the opening day (2-0), Wolves (2-0), West Ham (2-1), and Everton (2-1), as well as a 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
Frustrating losses have also found their way to that part of London as well, particularly against Burnley and Norwich; two of the three sides currently battling relegation.
But despite the few dropped points along the way, it has been a credible season back in the top flight of English football; the first since 1946.
With a solid goal return and a credible defensive record despite the negative goal difference (-3), Brentford should be safe from the drop baring a catastrophic drop in form and performance levels.