Shakhtar Donetsk director of football Darijo Srna claims Mykhaylo Mudryk isn’t in a good mood at Chelsea, joking that they’ll buy him back after the war.
Arsenal pushed to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January transfer window, but with Shakhtar Donetsk holding out for a huge fee, Chelsea ended up being the only club to agree to pay the asking price.
As a result, despite Mudryk’s public flirting with league leaders Arsenal, he ended up joining 10th-place Chelsea instead.
So far, that move hasn’t exactly gone to plan, and Shakhtar director of football Darijo Srna claims the winger isn’t happy right now.
“Unfortunately, at Chelsea now he’s not in a good mood, Mykhaylo as well, but he has all the qualities to be one of the best players in the Premier League in the next couple of years,” Srna said (via HITC).
On the decision to sell Mudryk, Srna then joked: “It’s no problem, we will buy him back after the war. We will buy him back after the war.”
In a way, even Chelsea fans should be glad Mudryk is unhappy at the moment.
The winger has made five appearances for Chelsea, failing to score or assist any goals, with his team drawing three and losing two of those matches.
With zero wins and just one goal for the entire team in over a month, it would be worrying if Mudryk was pleased with how things are going.
But the thing with forward players is that you never know when they might suddenly turn things around.
A derby game away to Spurs on Sunday would certainly be a good time for him to start.