Mykhaylo Mudryk’s Strong Recommendation: Chelsea Should Secure Georgiy Sudakov
In order to land Mudryk, the Blues agreed to pay around £87 million at the beginning of 2023, beating out Arsenal in the process.
Nevertheless, in his 29 appearances across all competitions, the winger has only managed to provide two goals and two assists, failing to live up to his high price tag.
Although the 22-year-old has shown some progress in 2023–24, he has started seven of his 11 Premier League games from the bench.
Even though Mudryk doesn’t play much, it seems unlikely that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge anytime soon because he signed a deal that runs until 2031.
Even so, it seems Mudryk would rather have another Ukrainian in West London—a player he collaborated with at the summer’s Under-21 European Championship.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mudryk stated at the time that he would support Sudakov moving on to Chelsea.
According to the source, Chelsea and Arsenal are prepared to challenge Juventus in the race to sign the 21-year-old in the summer or in January.
Similar to how Mudryk was perceived prior to his move, Sudakov is an important player for Shakhtar, having made 83 appearances across all competitions and already tallying 13 goals and 13 assists.
With his versatility and ability to play in wide parts of the midfield, Sudakov helped Shakhtar overcome Barcelona earlier this month in the Champions League.
With Sudakov’s contract expiring in 2028, Shakhtar is still in a strong position to hold onto his signature, but a deal might be reached during a later transfer window.
The report also notes that Sudakov’s performances for Ukraine versus Italy in their two Euro 2024 qualifiers this year left an impression on Italian clubs.
Due to their persistent financial problems, Juventus might only be able to increase their interest if they sell players at the beginning of the new year.