Report: There's something about Mykhailo Mudryk's wages at Chelsea which may catch people by 'surprise'

Mykhailo Mudryk’s wages at Chelsea are reportedly not astronomically bigger than the package proposed by Arsenal.

Mudryk, 22, was heavily linked with a move away from Shakhtar Donetsk this month, with Chelsea and Arsenal strongly mentioned in the transfer rumour mill.

Eventually, the talented attacker completed a move to Stamford Bridge that could end up totalling £89million (BBC).

The Evening Standard claim Arsenal have turned towards Barcelona’s Raphinha after missing out on Mudryk.

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Mykhailo Mudryk wages

According to The Athletic, Mudryk has committed himself to a £97,000-a-week contract in west London.

It is understood that puts him behind the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£150,000-a-week) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£120,000-a-week) in terms of Chelsea’s highest earners.

The report explains it may catch people by ‘surprise’ that Chelsea’s salary offer to Mudryk wasn’t significantly higher than Arsenal’s bid, who yet again lost out to their London rivals in a transfer race in January.

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There’s been some questionable transfers already made under the new ownership, but the Mudryk transfer will hopefully fall on the side of positive.

It’s great to hear they’ve attracted the 22-year-old forward sensation to the Bridge without giving him an enormous salary.

The fact that Chelsea have beaten Premier League leaders Arsenal to Mudryk’s signature does say a lot about their pulling power.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.