Shaktar’s Sudakov on radar of Arsenal and Napoli

Il Corriere dello Sport reports that Napoli considers Georgiy Sudakov their top midfield target for the next season, while Arsenal also shows interest.

Sudakov Generates Interest In Arsenal And Napoli
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Il Corriere dello Sport reports that Georgiy Sudakov is the primary midfield target for Napoli, with Arsenal also expressing interest. Shakhtar Donetsk, aiming for another major sale akin to Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea last year, faces competition for Sudakov’s signature.

Napoli has identified Ukraine international Sudakov as their top choice for the central midfield role in the upcoming season. Despite a €40m bid being turned down previously, Shakhtar director Sergej Palkin stated that even €50m would not be sufficient to secure Sudakov’s transfer in the summer. Napoli views the 21-year-old as the perfect replacement for Piotr Zielinski, who is set to depart for Inter on a free transfer in June.

Arsenal emerges as a significant contender alongside Napoli in the pursuit of Sudakov during the summer transfer window. Despite Sudakov recently extending his contract with Shakhtar, it’s understood that he has been assured of leaving the club either at the season’s end or in 2025.

Shakhtar is hopeful that additional clubs will enter the race for Sudakov’s services by the end of the season, thereby driving up his price and facilitating a lucrative transfer, similar to Mudryk’s €100m move to Chelsea, inclusive of add-ons, in January 2023.

Georgiy Sudakov

Heorhii Sudakov

Midfielder

UkraineUkraine

Age: 22

177 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 23 5 Missed
Minutes 1778 77.3 Avg
Goals 6 0.3 Avg
Assist 2 0.1 Avg
Attempt 0 0.0 Avg
Passes 0 0.00.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 19 times for 1423 minutes for Premier League.

Georgiy Sudakov scored 3 goals for Shakhtar Donetsk. He procured one assist. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Premier League. In the last match Shakhtar Donetsk won 2-1 against Zorya.

Napoli performance and stats

Napoli

Manager: Francesco Calzona
Rank 9th
Win 13
Draw 12
Loss 11
Goals 53-46
Diff 7
Rank 2nd
Win 3
Draw 1
Loss 2
Goals 10-9
Diff 1

Napoli is currently 8th in the Serie A with 49 points.

In the last 33 games, it has won 13 times, drawn 10 times, and lost 10 times. In its last match, Napoli lost 1-0 against Empoli.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 50 goals and conceding 41.​

Arsenal performance and stats

Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 2nd
Win 27
Draw 5
Loss 5
Goals 89-28
Diff 61

Arsenal is currently 1st in the Premier League with 77 points.

In the last 34 games, it has won 24 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Arsenal won 5-0 against Chelsea.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 82 goals and conceding 26.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 28th of April in London. The prediction is Arsenal winning the match.​