Brighton supervisor Roberto De Zerbi ‘keen to reunite with Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matviyenko’, with talks in development about a feasible January move to the Seagulls
Brighton’s new supervisor Roberto De Zerbi is eager on reuniting with Mykola Matviyenko in January, after the pair labored with each other at Shakhtar Donetsk, according to a new report.
The Italian head coach joined the Ukrainian facet in Could 2021, and remaining in July of this calendar year, overseeing an unfinished season as a final result of the country’s conflict with Russia.
Matviyenko, who can participate in as a centre-50 % or as a still left back, has been joined with a move to the Leading League before, most notably with Arsenal in 2020, ahead of the Gunners opted for Pablo Mari.
Mykola Matviyenko of Shakhtar Donetsk is a possible concentrate on for Brighton in the January window
Now The Athletic have documented that talks are underway for Brighton to make a bid for the 26-year-previous in January, for a payment of close to £17.2million.
The Seagulls have income to make investments in the squad after providing Marc Cucurella to Chelsea for £62m in the summer.
Matviyenko has played 54 situations for the Ukrainian national side, which includes at Euro 2020, as nicely as 144 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk.
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi invested a calendar year at Shakhtar Donetsk in advance of becoming a member of the Seagulls
De Zerbi will be keen to make his personal squad immediately after the departure of Graham Potter – and Brighton have been buoyed with their initial acquire underneath the Italian manager by beating Potter’s Chelsea 4-1 on Saturday.
Brighton at the moment sit eighth in the Leading League table, in advance of online games from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa prior to the World Cup break.
De Zerbi oversaw just 30 games as Shakhtar Donetsk supervisor, when Matviyenko stays with the Ukrainian aspect as they engage in in a league disrupted by the ongoing disaster.
Matviyenko remains with Shakhtar as the Ukrainian Premier League is disrupted by conflict
Matviyenko came on as a substitute through Shakhtar’s Premier League match against Oleksandriia on Saturday, which was disrupted for around an hour due to an air raid siren going off, as beforehand documented in Sportsmail.
Shakhtar at this time sit second in their domestic league, and can development to the previous-16 of the Champions League with a win about RB Leipzig on Wednesday night.