The chief executive of the Ukrainian club, Sergei Palkin, made a surprising revelation about the transfer days after Mykhailo Mudryk made the shocking decision to move to Chelsea rather than Arsenal.
In an interview with The Athletic, Sergei was asked about the decision made by the team. He claimed that the payment mechanism, not the transfer cost, was the key factor in the decision.
When Arsenal proposed the final offer of €70m + €30m in add-ons, we sat down and started to talk internally about how it will be fulfilled in terms of the payments, the fixed part, and the bonus issues. We realized we will not close this deal. Overall, Chelsea & Arsenal’s offer was the same. It was the same figure. If you look inside the fixed part and bonuses, it was completely different. these bonuses should be somehow achievable and realistic, Chelsea was much more serious & fair.
Mudryk will be a crucial addition to Chelsea’s offensive line moving forward as they attempt to save what is left of the 2022–23 Premier League and UEFA Champions League football seasons.
#Shakhtar CEO Palkin: “When #Arsenal proposed the final offer of €70m + €30m in add-ons, we sat down and started to talk internally about how it will be fulfilled in terms of the payments, the fixed part and the bonus issues. We realised we will not close this deal” (Athletic) pic.twitter.com/aUb4Sq1wky
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) January 17, 2023