Reports claim Everton are still interested in pursuing a deal for Ukraine international forward Mykhaylo Mudryk and could well go for him again in January.
According to stories over the summer, Everton tried to get a deal for the Shaktar Donetsk player done in transfer window, but their offer was apparently too low and nothing came of it.
Now, there are rumours that the 21-year-old is very keen on a move to the Premier League and so it’s possible the Toffees’ might well revive their interest when the January window opens.
Mudryk is a highly-rated young talent who has shone in the Champions League this season, although he couldn’t make a positive impact in the recent Nations League clash with Scotland, which Ukraine lost 3-0.
Despite signing Neal Maupay from Brighton, it was clear to most of us that the Blues’ needed to get at least one other forward in before the window shut but they weren’t able to get a deal over the line in time.
Apparently, Mudryk was one of what seemed an almost endless set of attacking names who were linked with a move to Goodison Park in the summer.
Under Frank Lampard in this campaign, the team have made some genuine and tangible progress from last season.
This has been evident in a number of solid performances even if the points total doesn’t fully reflect that and Everton only have one win in the Premier League so far.
The one over-riding issue is the lack of goals in the side. While the Blues’ are looking very strong defensively and have conceded fewer goals against than every Premier League club apart from Brighton, they have only managed five goals which is less than all but two other teams.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is highly injury-prone and still apparently unavailable while rumours circulate of a setback with his current problem, so it is imperative the Toffees’ bring in another forward as soon as they can.
Would Mudryk then make a good possible addition?
The Ukrainian starlet certainly has the sort of qualities Everton need with pace, creativity and the abiltiy to score goals. He’s also a young player which is always a useful consideration when considering any possible sell-on value.
There is a lot of football to be played before the January window opens and a lot can happen so we will have to wait and see whether the Blues’ make another move for him.