Chelsea have accomplished the signing of Ukraine ahead Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal value as much as £89m.
The 22-year-old has agreed an eight-and-a-half-year deal for 70m euros (£62m), plus an additional 30m euros (£27m) in bonuses.
“I am so blissful to signal for Chelsea,” mentioned Mudryk.
Arsenal additionally needed Mudryk, who scored seven targets in 12 league appearances for Shakhtar this season.
“It is a enormous membership, in a unbelievable league and it’s a very enticing undertaking for me at this stage of my profession,” he mentioned.
“I am excited to fulfill my new team-mates and I am wanting ahead to working and studying beneath Graham Potter and his workers.”
Mudryk, who has made eight appearances for Ukraine since making his debut in June 2022, was at Stamford Bridge to look at for Chelsea’s Premier League sport towards Crystal Palace on Sunday.
“He’s a younger participant with thrilling high quality within the ultimate third. He’s very quick and direct and I feel the group will like him,” mentioned Potter.
He seemed set to signal for Arsenal, however Shakhtar membership president Rinat Akhmetov met with Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali on Saturday to debate a Chelsea transfer.
“I’m satisfied Mykhailo will win the respect, sympathy and love of all connoisseurs of world soccer together with his pace, his approach, his shiny and exquisite sport,” mentioned Akhmetov.
Mudryk is Chelsea’s fifth signing of the January switch window following the arrival of Joao Felix on a mortgage deal from Atletico Madrid, plus the everlasting signings of Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.
Chelsea have spent greater than £400m on transfers since a consortium led by American businessman Todd Boehly took management of the membership in Could 2022.
Membership chairman Boehly and co-controlling proprietor Behdad Eghbali mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Mykhailo to Chelsea.
“He is a massively thrilling expertise who we consider might be a terrific addition to our squad each now and within the years to return. He’ll add additional depth to our assault and we all know he’ll get a really heat welcome to London.”
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