Chelsea unveil Mudryk after finalizing deal worth up to €100M
Mykhailo Mudryk is Chelsea's latest answer to help solve attacking woes that have plagued the Blues this season.
The 22-year-old winger was unveiled by Chelsea after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk and signing an eight-and-a-half year contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2031, the Premier League club announced Sunday.
"I'm so happy to sign for Chelsea," Mudryk said.
"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."
The transfer was announced a day after Chelsea agreed to pay Shakhtar Donetsk a transfer fee worth an initial €70 million. The fee could rise to €100 million if various clauses are met, the Ukrainian club confirmed.
It's understood that a portion of the €30 million in add-ons is contingent on Chelsea winning the Premier League or the Champions League during Mudryk's stay, reports transfer insider Fabrizio Romano.
"We are delighted to welcome Mykhailo to Chelsea," said Todd Boehly, Chelsea chairman, and Behdad Eghbali, co-controlling owner. "He's a hugely exciting talent who we believe will be a terrific addition to our squad both now and in the years to come. He will add further depth to our attack and we know he’ll get a very warm welcome to London."
Mudryk is the second forward to arrive in January following Joao Felix's loan move from Atletico Madrid last week.
Chelsea currently sit 10th in the Premier League after going winless in their last three Premier League games before Sunday's tilt against Crystal Palace.
Mudryk had seven goals and six assists in 12 league matches with Shakhtar this season.
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