Mykhailo Mudryk of Chelsea, who made the same move last year, may be preparing to potentially hijack one of London rival Arsenal’s January transfer transactions by trying to bring an ex-teammate to Chelsea instead.
In October, Mudryk scored his first goal in a Chelsea shirt during a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Later in the season, he stunned goalkeeper David Raya with an incredible chip in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal in front of the Matthew Harding stand.
But, events might have gone very differently. The now-Blues winger was supposed to arrive at the Emirates Stadium, but Todd Boehly and crew made a last-minute push, causing him to land in SW6, leaving the red part of north London looking pretty pissed off.
However, he is currently making an effort to entice Georgiy Sudakov, a 21-year-old player for Shakhtar Donetsk, to Stamford Bridge. Early in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sudakov was seen hiding in an underground bunker in Kyiv. It was rumored that his dreams of becoming a professional football player had been crushed.
He hadn’t practiced in more than a month prior to the start of the war, but he’s still maintained, if not improved, his talent while the fighting rages all around him. In May of this year, he made his debut for the national team against Bahrain despite the setbacks.
The 13-game season has seen the Ukrainian international, who can also play on the wings, primarily play as an offensive midfielder with three goals and one assist.
According to reports, the Gunners and Blues are vying for the star’s signature in January. Both teams will be monitoring his development in a role that is uncannily similar to Mudryk’s in January 2022.
After a challenging first few months in England, Mudryk is thriving under Mauricio Pochettino, having already demonstrated that he is capable of pushing towards goal and setting up his teammates. Despite admitting that Mudryk has forewarned him about a transfer to the Premier League, Sudakov wants the two to reunite because of their shared experiences.
“I talk to Misha a lot; she’s one of my close friends,” Sudakov said to the Telegraph. “He’s already given me some excellent advice in case I move to England.”
“That’s really helpful advice for me, as it helps me adjust to the game’s fast pace.” He suggests switching to a high level of competition as soon as you can because it will help you improve your game and adjust more quickly on the physical and mental levels.
“Misha has enormous potential, and he may be arguing that there isn’t a player like Sudakov who consistently provides him with excellent passes and assists, which could be one of the reasons you haven’t seen him play at the highest level in England yet.”