Chelsea set to pay £88m for winger who’ll sign seven-year contract


Mykhailo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk, who is poised to sign for Chelsea and not Arsenal (Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Chelsea will pay up to £88million for a Ukrainian winger who’ll reportedly sign a seven-year-plus contract with the Blues. Only final preparation await the move, if the latest on the situation is accurate. Welcome to west London, Mykhailo Mudryk.

Arsenal fans must be crying into their beers on this Saturday evening. That is, unless the Gunners supporters are having a ‘chilled one’ tonight because of their big match tomorrow. Gooners probably have enough on their plates with the north London derby on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur entertain Mikel Arteta’s team in the afternoon, United Kingdom time.

But why would the AFC fan base be upset right now, even if they don’t admit it? Well, according to just about ever trustworthy journalist and specific Blues correspondent, Mykhailo Mudryk is about to sign for CFC. And it is said that this shall be a monumental deal, but more on that later.

So what happened, as Arteta looked to add another quality target to his burgeoning squad of talent? How did the Blues manage to pip their London rivals – the medical being well, naturally – to the post? Money. Sealing the deal, or any agreement, is all about the amount paying up, and the swiftness in which you agree to pay. The Gunners would not budge from their offer, in spite of the player’s willingness to join the Emirates side.

Chels’ eventually hijacked proceedings by flying representatives to legitimise the understanding. Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that president Rinat Akhmetov had a meeting with CFC co-owner Behdad Eghbali this weekend.

Details of the switch are emanating from various outlets as time goes by. Some of information I shared with you is from The Athletic, in keeping with credible top tier sources.

The Pride of London on Mykhailo Mudryk’s Chelsea contract

Although wages have not been reported or disclosed as of yet, you can be sure that the Ukraine international is likely to become one of the biggest earners at Stamford Bridge. However, a monster contract, at seven years, should be signed. £62m is the initial fee, with add-ons potentially reaching £26m.