Arsenal fan Piers Morgan says it’s ‘surprising’ that £88million Ukraine star Mykhailo Mudryk is joining Chelsea in place of the Gunners – because Blues fans are still in support of the former owner and one of the ‘best friends’ of the Russian President Putin, Roman Abramovich, sing
Piers Morgan has insisted it is “surprising” Mykhailo Mudryk would sign for Chelsea rather than Arsenal.
Arsenal were thought to be favorites to sign the £88m Shakhtar Donetsk winger but the Blues hijacked their move and are nearing completion of the signing.
And incredulous Gunners fan Morgan wondered why Ukraine star Mudryk would join Chelsea when Blues fans are still chanting in support of former owner Roman Abramovich – one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “best buddies”.
Piers Morgan says it’s ‘surprising’ Mykhailo Mudryk is moving to Chelsea rather than Arsenal
Gunners fan Morgan questioned why the Ukraine star is ready to join a club whose fans support former owner and one of Vladimir Putin’s “best buddies”, Roman Abramovich
Wealthy tycoon Abramovich (centre) was forced to sell Chelsea to Todd Boehly in 2022 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led by Russian President Putin, with whom he has close ties
He said: “My final thought on Mudryk is that it’s a bit surprising to see a Ukrainian player so enthusiastically flirting with Arsenal and then at the last minute making a decision to join a club whose fans continue to support one of Putin’s best buddies sing.”
Russian tycoon Abramovich, 56, took over Stamford Bridge in 2003 but was forced to sell the club in early 2022 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, led by Putin, with whom he is closely associated. The Russo-Ukrainian war is still ongoing.
In May his exit from Chelsea was confirmed and US businessman Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital bought the club from him in a massive £4.25 billion deal.
Abramovich remains popular with Chelsea fans and in last week’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City, fans chanted chants about him and former boss Thomas Tuchel
Boehly then sacked manager Thomas Tuchel, who led the club to the 2020-21 Champions League title and remains popular with fans, and appointed Graham Potter from Brighton.
During their 4-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City last week, Chelsea fans chanted “We’ve got Super Tommy Tuchel” and chanted positive chants about Abramovich, whose tenure has been marked by many trophies, despite many layoffs.
TV presenter Morgan previously declared himself “irrationally upset” after Chelsea came close to signing Arsenal’s long-term target Mudryk, calling their failed pursuit a “fiasco”.
Morgan claimed the club “look weak” after missing out on Mudryk against London rivals Chelsea
“How can this happen? Ridiculous that Arsenal let this transfer saga drag on for so long that we seem to have lost him,” Morgan tweeted. “I’m irrationally upset about this Mudryk fiasco.
“If Arsenal want to win the league this season, we can’t fiddle with key targets for weeks and then be outflanked/outbid at the last minute. looks weak We need to buy another top-class striker as soon as possible.
Chelsea meet Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon after losing three in a row in all competitions, with Mudryk expected to be in the stands at West London’s stadium ahead of his official arrival.
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