Chelsea have accomplished the signing of Ukraine ahead Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The 22-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge on an eight-and-a-half-year deal for a charge of 70m euros (£62m), plus an additional 30m euros (£27m) in bonuses.
“I’m so happy to sign for Chelsea,” stated Mudryk.
Chelsea beat Premier League rivals Arsenal to the signing of the participant, who scored seven targets in 12 league appearances for Shakhtar this season.
“This is a huge club, in a fantastic league and it is a very attractive project for me at this stage of my career,” added Mudryk.
“I’m excited to meet my new team-mates and I’m looking forward to working and learning under Graham Potter and his staff.”
Mudryk, who has made eight worldwide appearances for Ukraine since making his debut in June 2022, is at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s Premier League fixture in opposition to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
He had appeared set to signal for Arsenal, however Shakhtar confirmed membership president Rinat Akhmetov met with Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali on Saturday to debate the participant’s transfer to west London.
“I am convinced Mykhailo will win the respect, sympathy and love of all connoisseurs of world football with his speed, his technique, his bright and beautiful game,” stated 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 stated: “We are delighted to welcome Mykhailo to Chelsea.
“He is a massively thrilling expertise who we imagine will likely be a terrific addition to our squad each now and within the years to come back. He’ll add additional depth to our assault and we all know he’ll get a really heat welcome to London.”