Stan Collymore has advised Mudryk to reject Arsenal in favor of a more appealing project at Chelsea.
This follows interest from both London clubs in the Ukrainian. However, the highly rated forward prefers a move to the Emirates.
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The only reason no agreement has been reached is due to Shakhtar’s high transfer fee. The club is seeking a fee comparable to what Manchester City paid Aston Villa for Jack Grealish (£100 million) in 2021.
Negotiations between Arsenal and Shakhtar for Mudryk are still ongoing, but Collymore believes that moving to the Emirates will not benefit him.
He said, via TBR:
“I know some fans will argue that considering where both clubs are at the minute, if he were to choose the Blues over the Gunners, it’ll only be for the money, and that may well be true, but for me, Chelsea is still the more attractive project.“
“If I had the choice, I’d choose Chelsea over Arsenal and that’s not me dismissing the good work Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are doing, but I just think over a three or four-year period, the Blues are the better project and the club more likely to consistently compete for silverware – so all that being considered, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mudryk ended up at Stamford Bridge.”