Todd Boehly has cheekily liked a tweet appearing to ridicule Arsenal over Chelsea’s signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Blues beat their London rivals to the £89million transfer of the Ukrainian winger last week. Mudryk’s Instagram activity suggested he had hoped to join the Gunners until Chelsea owner Boehly swooped in to hijack the deal.
The 22-year-old was formally unveiled as a Chelsea player against Crystal Palace last weekend, leading Arsenal to quickly turn their attention to signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton in a £27m deal.
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But Boehly’s latest activity on Twitter suggests he thinks the Blues pulled off the better business. The billionaire American liked a tweet asking: “Which one is a GOOD BUSINESS?? Retweet Trossard, Like Mudryk.”
So far in his fledgling career, Mudryk has netted 12 goals in 44 appearances, while Belgian international Trossard has 25 Premier League goals over the past four seasons. Due to factors such as age, the 28-year-old cost Arsenal around a third of Mudryk’s transfer fee.
The Ukrainian is one of six new arrivals in Graham Potter’s squad this January, joining Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, Noni Madueke, Benoit Badiashile and Joao Felix (loan).
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Chelsea chair Boehly has been heavily criticised in some circles for splashing out over £450m since his takeover in the summer. The Blues are the biggest spenders in Europe but remain 10th in the Premier League table.
Yet Shakhtar’s chief executive Sergei Palkin is a huge fan of their approach, having spoken to The Athletic after the conclusion of the Mudryk deal. "They invited the player and explained to us the whole project,” he said.
"When they explain to you the whole story and you look for the next two, three, four, five years, then you see they have a serious project. I believe they will build one of the best clubs in the world because I am telling you, they are very serious in all directions."
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