Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk have revealed a shock clause in Mykhalo Mudryk’s Chelsea move, MySportDab reports.
Mykhailo Mudryk joined Chelsea in a stunning deal that saw the youngster signed an eight-and-a-half year deal with the London club.
While Chelsea’s sum paid for the player was £88m, other details of the contract was yet to be revealed.
A statement by Shakhtar Donetsk President on the club’s official website has revealed other sundry clauses and strings attached to the deal.
One of them is that as part of the transfer fee, £20.5million will be donated to Ukrainian soldiers who are currently fighting the war in Ukraine by Russia.
Also, Chelsea will also play a friendly with Shakhtar Donetsk in the future in a stadium in the war-torn Donbass Arena in ‘Ukrainian Donetsk’ which has been ravaged by war.
The Donbass Arena was reportedly closed down and has been unused since the outbreak of the war.
Obviously, Shakhtar Donetsk is using signing of Mykhailo Mudryk to draw global attention to the war in Ukraine and also urged for more efforts to help end the war.
Mykhailo Mudryk was unvielled during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, and was draped in the Ukrainian flag during the unvieling
Recall the UK government slammed former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with sanctions for his alleged ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The sanctions forced Abramovich to sell the club to Todd Boehly.
There would not have been a better way to reemphasize Shakhtar Donetsk’s anti-war position when their top star joined a club formerly owned by a Russian with links to Putin.