Chelsea announce big money signing of Mudryk


Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk. 


Mudryk had been heavily linked with a January move to Arsenal, but the Gunners failed to agree a fee for the 22-year-old, who has put pen to paper on an eight-and-a-half year deal at Stamford Bridge. 


"Mykhailo Mudryk has finalised his move from Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea after agreeing personal terms with the club," a statement read on Chelsea's official website. 


"The Ukrainian international, who turned 22 earlier this month, has put pen to paper on an eight-and-a-half year contract with the Blues to seal his move to Stamford Bridge. 


"A skillful player with plenty of pace, Mudryk has quickly built a reputation as one of the most dangerous attacking players in Europe in one-v-one situations. Primarily a wide player, he has featured on both wings for Shakhtar Donetsk, but many of his best performances came when cutting in from the left onto his preferred right foot. 


"The threat he causes in the final third is underlined by his 18 goal involvements in as many games in all competitions this season, including three goals and two assists in the Champions League group stage." 



On his move to Chelsea, Mudryk said: "I’m so happy to sign for Chelsea. 


"This is a huge club, in a fantastic league and it is a very attractive project for me at this stage of my career. I’m excited to meet my new team-mates and I’m looking forward to working and learning under Graham Potter and his staff."