Newcastle United’s £50m transfer target has already teased Premier League move

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The winger is attracting interest from across Europe ahead of the January transfer window.

Newcastle United will be keen onlookers on Tuesday night as one current Magpies star goes head-to-head with a player they are reportedly looking to make part of Eddie Howe’s squad.

Scotland travel to Krakow in Poland as they face Ukraine looking to claim at a least a point to secure promotion into the Nation League’s top tier.

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After making substitute appearances in the previous meeting of the two sides last week and Saturday’s win over the Republic of Ireland, United winger Ryan Fraser will hope to earn his first start since since a 1-0 win in the Faroe Islands last October.

Although Magpies boss Howe will have one eye on how his former Bournemouth star fares, he will also take an interest in Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Shakthar Donetsk star has become one of the most in-demand players in Europe after shining for club and country over the last 12 months.

His form has led to interest from several clubs across Europe, with Brentford, Everton and Arsenal all reportedly keen to hand him a chance to shine in the Premier League.

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Mudryk is also believed to feature high on Newcastle’s wanted list - although the winger could come with a significant fee after one club official revealed just how highly he is rated.

Darijo Srna, Shakhtar’s director of football, recently told CBS Sports: “Mudryk is a serious talent.

“After Kylian Mbappé and Vinícius Junior, he’s the best player in Europe in his position.

“If someone wants to buy Mudryk they must spend a lot of money and respect our club and president.”

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A departure from Shakthar feels increasingly inevitable and Newcastle have reportedly considering making a £50million move for the winger during the January transfer window.

A move to the Premier League would be of interest for the winger, who has been caught by surprise by the kind words he has received from supporters at a number of English clubs.

“Yes, yes, it is possible,” Mudryk told The Times at the weekend.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and everyone wants to play in this league.

“No! I appreciate it (the praise), but I must improve a lot of moments because I think I can play better.

“I’m only at maximum 20 per cent of my potential.”

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