Newcastle United given ‘top dollar’ warning over move for in-demand Liverpool and Arsenal target

The Magpies have competition from clubs around Europe as they try to land the in-demand winger.

Newcastle United’s reported move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhalo Mudryk could be hampered by Financial Fair Play regulations - according to one journalist.

The Magpies are one of a whole host of clubs to be linked with a move for the Ukraine star after he impressed for club and country in recent years.

The 21-year-old is viewed as one of European football’s brightest prospects after scoring four goals and providing 12 assists for Shakhtar since breaking into their first-team on a regular basis over the last year.

That form has been translated on to the international stage and Mudryk earned his seventh senior cap as Ukraine romped to a 5-0 Nations League win against Armenia on Saturday.

His form has provoked reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen, Everton and Liverpool in recent weeks.

Newcastle have consistently featured in speculation over perusing a potential deal for Mudryk during the January transfer window - but journalist Pete O’Rourke believes they could be hindered by Financial Fair Play regulations.

When asked about FFP possibly impacting the deal, he told GiveMeSport: “Potentially, it could.

“Shakhtar are not an easy club to deal with, they‘re quite financially rich as well so it’s not like they need the money, so they will be looking for top dollar for Mudryk.

“Newcastle can pay that but they have got FFP regulations that maybe stopped them signing as many players in the summer as people expected.”

United will get another chance to see the winger in action when Ukraine face Scotland in their final Nations League fixture on Tuesday night.