Mykhailo Mudryk, Chelsea’s new star signing, has said his goodbyes to Shakhtar Donetsk in an Instagram post. The Ukrainian signed for Chelsea last week for an initial fee of £62 million.
In the post, Mudryk thanked Shakhtar fans for their support during his time at the club. He wrote [translated from Ukrainian]:
“I’m lucky to play with players like you, I’m lucky to meet people like you, thanks for the whole team. I’ll miss you.”
While Mudryk’s goodbye message has over 155,000 likes on Instagram, some may remember his social media antics from just a few days ago. He was reportedly very keen to leave Shakhtar, to the point where he liked a picture on the site which depicted him in a prison cell with the club badge emblazoned on the wall. Nevertheless, the club’s official Instagram account thanked Mudryk for his post, commenting [translated from Ukrainian]:
“Thank you! We wish you success!”
There doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the club and the player on the evidence of this.
The Mudryk transfer saga was a sight to behold. When it appeared that he was on his way to Arsenal, Chelsea swooped in with an even larger bid and took home the wonderkid for themselves.
Whether it will have an impact on the rest of the season has yet to be seen – but the fact remains that Chelsea have picked up a potentially world-class talent in Mudryk.