For months, it appeared as if the Ukrainian was all set for a move to the Emirates, with many reputable sources stating that the deal was close to completion.
However, Chelsea intervened at the eleventh hour and gazumped their London rivals for the young forward’s signature.
Ever since the transfer’s formal announcement, fans online have been hunting for further details on how such an abrupt hijack came to fruition.
Soon after the announcement, Gooners online claimed that money was the primary reason behind the last-minute switch and that Chelsea offered a bigger financial package.
However, Shakhtar’s CEO Sergei Palkin shot down those rumours himself by confirming in an interview that the transfer sums offered by both teams were exactly the same.
As per his words, the definitive factor ended up being a bit more urgency and sincerity on Chelsea’s part, although users on Twitter still remain unconvinced.
After the finer details were revealed, a new narrative emerged that claimed that Mudryk’s approval was a result of a massive pay bump, and figures upwards of £150,000 were cited in support.
As of today, these claims have also been refuted, as Mudryk’s real salary has been revealed through a report by The Athletic.
The report stated that Chelsea gaffer Graham Potter pushed for the move himself and that the club’s representatives flew to Turkey in order to complete the deal.
It also went on to confirm Mudryk’s salary at the club, stating it to be £97,000 a week.
In contrast, Cobham graduates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both currently earning more than the highly-rated Ukrainian.
Considering that the 22-year-old has signed an 8.5 contract at the club, the overall package can be seen as a massive win for Chelsea.
At such a wage, it is likely that the player’s contract features some performance bonuses, but the base salary still remains pretty cost-effective for the Blues.