Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is a reported target for Newcastle United, will “probably” be playing in the Premier League in “2023,” according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

As per Football Insider, Eddie Howe has approved a transfer for the Ukrainian as he seeks to expand his options in attack.

Since then, i News has asserted that the Toon have a “strong interest” in the 21-year-old. The Magpies are mulling over a prospective £50m swoop for the Shakhtar Donetsk star, who has scored two goals and set up two more in the club’s first two Champions League group games this term.

According to the outlet’s sources, he is “tailor-made” for the English game and “every team knows it,” which is why Brentford’s £26m offer from the summer was turned down.

Mudryk has indicated that he wants to play in the Premier League, although he might prefer to join Arsenal, who have also shown their admiration for the youngster. Indeed, the so-called “Ukrainian Messi” has said that he couldn’t refuse a January move to the Gunners.

Mudryk backed for 2023 Premier League move

Jones has since disclosed to GIVEMESPORT that the hot prospect is headed for a transfer to the Premier League and that he is aware of the interest from north London.

The transfer insider said: “There’s about seven or eight other teams in the Premier League keeping an eye on him. I know Arsenal still have an eye on him too and I think that this is a big talent that probably will land in the Premier League in 2023.”

PIF must act quickly

Newcastle may need to act quickly on this one given that the current Premier League leaders are circling, as seemingly are numerous other prospective suitors.

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish claimed after watching Mudryk play against Celtic in the Champions League this month that the 21-year-old “would captivate any league“, with the left-sided winger contributing directly to a goal every 79 minutes so far this term.

The 5 foot 9 gem has risen to national prominence and has earned eight Ukraine caps after scoring twice and dishing out nine assists in just seven starts in 2021/22.

Mudryk is on an upward trajectory and could be set for the very top, but it will be interesting to see if PIF can win the race for his signature.