The remote duel between Arsenal and Chelsea to secure the services of Mykhaylo Mudryk will soon deliver its verdict. Nevertheless, one of the two Premier League clubs has taken a good lead over its competitor in recent hours. While the Ukrainian nugget was keen to join Arsenal, she could finally commit to the Blues, who have reached an agreement with their counterparts from Shkhatar Donetsk over the transfer of the 22-year-old.
Indeed, representatives of Chelsea, including director of talent and transfers Ben Winstanley, also accompanied by a member of the board, have traveled to Turkey, where Shakthar Donetsk are currently hosting a training camp, to discuss one-on-one with their alter egos from the Ukrainian club. In recent days, Mykhaylo Mudryk has been made aware by his club of Chelsea’s growing interest in signing him and so the deal could well be for all parties.
A record transfer for Shakthar
While Arsenal made the first bids, Chelsea then followed by raising the stakes to astronomical amounts. The Blues would even have had the last word in this story since, according to The Athletic, an agreement has reportedly been reached between Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Mykhaylo Mudryk. The sum should exceed the expectations of the leaders of the Ukrainian club, who asked for 100 million euros to let their player go. The English media speaks of 70 M€, to which will be added 40 million euros in bonuses.
Chelsea have even found common ground with Mykhaylo Mudryk vis-à-vis his contract with the Blues. The 22-year-old is said to have agreed on personal terms with a seven-year contract. All that is missing is the signature of the Ukrainian nugget. Author of three goals and two assists in six Champions League matches, Mudryk will have the heavy task of reviving a Chelsea team currently in turmoil, only 10th in the Premier League.
Especially since Shakhtar Donetsk has just officially announced a major step forward in this transfer of its nugget to the residents of Stamford Bridge. “FC Shakhtar President Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali today discussed the transfer of Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea FC. The parties are about to agree on the player’s transfer to the English club., can we read in a press release. Last bluff to hope to see Arsenal position itself on the price of Chelsea or final stretch of the transfer, whatever it is, the file Mykhaylo Mudryk, who will rally London in the next few hours, is soon coming to an end.