Pundit questions Chelsea’s signing of £89m player

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Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan has questioned Chelsea’s decision to sign Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Mudryk joined the Blues from the Ukrainian club in January for a fee of around £89m.

The winger has however, struggled to replicate the same form that saw Todd Boehly splash that amount of money on his services after scoring just two goals this season.

With Chelsea struggling to leave mid-table this season after 16 games, talkSPORT pundit, Jordan has now raised questions regarding the overall transfer policy of the club, while singling out Mudryk for criticism, follows the 2-0 loss to Everton on Sunday.

He told talkSPORT: “If they’re [the owners] not complaining about the price point, we then need to look at the players and say, ‘Have they bought the wrong players?’ Put aside the price point, did they buy the wrong players because Mudryk was a player that everyone was after.

“It wasn’t just Chelsea that were after Mudryk, it was a group of players, and the reason why Chelsea got him is because they were prepared to pay more money than everyone else, and that’s why they got him. And all of a sudden, this boy can’t run with the ball.”

To be fair to Mudryk, he did have a decent outing in the defeat to Everton, even though he still seemed erratic at times. But we believe he just needs to keep working hard, especially on his final product, which appears to be his biggest problem at the moment.