Chelsea have hijacked a deal from Arsenal. Arsenal were the favorite to sign the Ukrainian wonder kid, Mykhailo Mudryk. From the very first day of the January Transfer Window, Arsenal kept monitoring Mykhailo Mudryk. They were desperate to sign the player. That is why Arsenal made a massive bid for the Shakhtar Donetsk winger.
Behind the Scene
Arsenal have been doing great this season. They are the table topper of the English Premier League. But Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his squad more. Mikel Arteta made it his priority to bring Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Mykhailo Mudryk is a big fan of Arsenal, and he was eager to join the English league leader. On his verified Instagram account, the winger shared many pictures of Arsenal’s game. Mykhailo Mudryk also agreed on the personal terms of joining the English club.
In addition, Arsenal did their best to bring the player. They made a bid of €70m plus €25m ad-on. But everything changed when Chelsea entered the race. Chelsea’s co-owner Behdad Eghbali flew to Turkey to discuss Mudryk’s deal.
After the negotiation, both parties have agreed to make the deal complete. Chelsea offered a package of €100m. They will pay €70 million first, and the remaining €30 million will be added on as an add-on.
However, Chelsea have released a statement following the transfer. They stated, “Chelsea are discussing terms with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Mykhailo Mudryk. Should a deal be agreed between the two clubs then the Ukrainian international, who can operate as a winger or a forward, will discuss personal terms with the Blues ahead of a permanent transfer.”
Shakhtar Donetsk also released a statement on their verified Twitter account, where they said, “FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali discussed Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea FC today. Parties are very close to agree on player’s transfer to the club.”
However, Mykhailo Mudryk has arrived in London. He has undergone the medical as well. It is believed that the Ukrainian winger will sign a long-term contract, which could last for seven years.