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The Transfer is Done, Mykhaylo Mudryk has Officially Landed at Chelsea

Sunday 15 January 2023, Chelsea officially completed the transfer of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk. The agreement was completed with a transfer value of 100 million euros or around Rp. 1.63 trillion.

Mudryk stated “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea,” on the Chelsea website shortly after signing his eight-and-a-half year contract.

Todd Boehly, said he was very pleased to be able to bring the best talent in the world to Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea owner hopes Mudryk can become a key player for his club.

“Mykhailo is an extraordinary talent who can be an additional strength now and in the future. He will add depth to our squad in attack, he will get a warm welcome in London,” said Boehly.

Since 2016 Mudryk has joined the Shakhtar Donetsk Academy and made his senior team debut in the 2021/2022 season. He contributed seven assists in 11 matches and 2 goals from the Ukrainian League. His performance led to him being called up by the senior Ukrainian national team last year. Since then, Mudryk has appeared eight times for his country.

Sky Sports News had previously received reports that the 22-year-old was on his way to west London to undergo a medical. The duration of this contract is longer than the news that Chelsea will bind Mudryk with a 7.5 year contract. The Blues have a policy of offering long-term contracts to players under the age of 25.

Besides Chelsea, Mudryk is a target player for Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s club, which is currently at the top of the Premier League standings, needs additional ammunition for the front line, especially one of its main strikers Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury while defending Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.

As reported by ESPN on Friday, January 13, 2023, Arsenal have made a third bid for Mudryk. the offer is estimated to still be around 70 million euros or around Rp. 1.2 trillion in advance. This amount is still below Shakhtar’s request of 100 million euros or around Rp. 1.63 trillion.

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