Chelsea pay 100 million euros to sign striker Mykhailo Mudryk

After having already got their hands on the wallet during the summer, Chelsea is doing it again on this winter transfer window. The London club have formalized the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian nugget will finally join another London club, for nearly 100 million euros. A colossal sum for Chelsea, in great difficulty this season, which is counting on its rookie to find the heights.

“The clubs have agreed on the details of the transfer: Shakhtar will receive 70 million euros for the player and 30 million euros in bonuses are retained”, explained, for its part, the Ukrainian club, on son of the website.

Arsenal doubled

The 22-year-old, who impressed in the Champions League this fall, has long been rather heralded for Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal. having balked at the amount claimed by the Ukrainian club and tried to obtain a staggered payment.

Chelsea were far more direct, agreeing to pay the asking price and a meeting on Saturday between Shakhtar chairman Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali was enough to strike a deal before the player also does not agree with the Blues. “I am so happy to sign for Chelsea. They are a huge club, a fantastic league and a very attractive project for me at this stage of my career,” Mudryk said in the statement.

Most often off-centre on the left, although he is right-handed, Mudryk likes to strike in the middle, which has allowed him to be directly involved in 18 goals in 18 games this season, including three goals and two assists in the Champions League.

Workforce decimated

“We are delighted to welcome Mykhailo to Chelsea. He is an extremely promising talent and we believe he will be a major addition to our team now and for years to come,” explained the club’s co-owners, chairman Todd. Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. Only 10th in the Premier League, and with a squad decimated by injuries, Chelsea are desperate to revive and reinvigorate a listless attack.

Mudryk is already the Blues’ fifth winter signing after French defender Benoît Badiashile, striker David Datro Fofana, midfielder Andrey Santos and striker Joao Felix, who arrived on loan from Atlético Madrid until the end of the season. season. Since last summer, Chelsea’s transfer spending has flirted with 450 million euros.


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