Suara.com – The arrival of Mykhailo Mudryk to the Premier League stage has made the list of the most expensive transfers for Ukrainian players volatile. Again, Chelsea is the culprit.
The Premier League is still a lucrative competition for players from Ukraine, with Chelsea making waves in the January 2023 winter transfer market.
The coffers of money spent by Chelsea to get Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk made history for players from Ukraine in the transfer market.
At least five players from Ukraine were recorded as having the most expensive transfers in history. Apart from Mudryk, who are the other players on this list? Here’s the review.
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1. Dmytro Chygrynskyi – Barcelona
Barcelona spent 25 million euros to bring in Dmytro Chyrgrynskyi from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2009.
His figure came to Camp Nou at the same time as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was recruited, this player from Ukraine was considered the ideal defender for Pep Guardiola’s squad.
His career at Barca did not last long after suffering an injury and language barrier which made him leave prematurely.
2. Andriy Yarmolenko – West Ham
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Yarmolenko was brought in by The Hammers with a fee of 25 million euros from Borussia Dortmund, following his charming appearance in the Bundesliga.
His career in the Premier League did not disappoint, during his four seasons at The Hammers scoring 13 goals and 7 assists before leaving for Al-Ain.
3. Oleksandr Zinchenko – Arsenal
Intense competition at Manchester City made Oleksandr Zinchenko wasted to Arsenal, the Gunners were willing to spend up to 35 million euros for the player.
However, the Gunners’ investment seems to be bearing fruit, Zinchenko has managed to bring Arsenal firmly at the top of the Premier League standings for the 2022-2023 season.
4. Andriy Shevchenko – Chelsea
Chelsea once brought in AC Milan’s goal-hungry striker and Ukrainian star Andriy Shevchenko for 44 million euros.
Sheva started moving to the Premier League in 2006, even though his appearance could be said to have gone through ups and downs and was even loaned back to AC Milan.
5. Mykhailo Mudryk – Chelsea
Although not as handsome as his seniors, the price tag issued by Chelsea for Murdyk is actually the most expensive of them, amounting to 70 million euros.
Murdyk is Chelsea’s fifth signing in the winter transfer market, the London club have previously signed Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana and Joao Felix.
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