January 15, The Athletic UK Chelsea reporter Simon Johnson updated Mudryk
Part of the inside story of the transfer.
For Chelsea, the signing of Mudrick is a testament to the support of new Chelsea boss Burleigh and Clear Lake Capital for Porter.
In other words, if you’re going to fire a head coach, you’re not going to spend this much money on the players the coach wants.
Chelsea made it clear that signing Mudrick is club signing and will be the same in the future, not just a transfer to meet the coach’s request.
The topic of Mudrick will be discussed between the co-owners and the signings team before traveling to Turkey for another round of talks with the miners, who host them in London for their Premier League game against Manchester City on January 5.
But Porter liked what he saw in the Ukraine international, and Paul Winstanley was part of the negotiating team.
Winstanley, who worked alongside Porter at Brighton as head of acquisitions, began his new role as global talent and transfer director at Chelsea two months ago.
He is an important ally.