Mykhaylo Mudryk, Chelsea’s new signing, has said hello at Stamford Bridge, just days after looking set to join London rivals Arsenal instead..
The Blues signed the talented attacker ahead of the Gunners at the 11th hour, with owner Todd Boehly refusing to miss out on him.
Mudryk has joined the west London strugglers for £89 million, making him Chelsea’s second most expensive signing ever after flop striker Romelu Lukaku.
The 22-year-old, who received applause in footage of him at his new home ground on Sunday afternoon ahead of the Blues’ Premier League match against Crystal Palace, will now have to wait to make his Blues debut..
Mudryk is expected to start for 10th-placed Chelsea against Liverpool at Anfield next Saturday, as both teams have failed to challenge the top four this season.
The Ukrainian winger’s move comes despite him making it clear in a number of social media posts prior to Saturday’s stunning deal that Arsenal was his preferred destination.
And seeing him at Stamford Bridge elicited some amusing reactions from Blues fans, who noticed he wasn’t exactly cheerful upon his arrival.
“He’s not happy,” one fan joked, while another wrote, “He definitely hates our stadium,” with a laughing face emoji.
Mudryk is Chelsea’s 15th signing in just two transfer windows since Boehly replaced Roman Abramovich..
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