Mykhaylo Mudryk has been told he has the perfect new club to join if he decides to leave Chelsea in January. The 22-year-old joined the Blues ahead of Arsenal in a deal worth up to €90 million in this year’s winter transfer window, but he has so far failed to make the desired impact.
The Ukrainian is yet to score his first goal for Chelsea in 21 appearances, having lost his place at the start of the season to Ben Chilell, who was preferred in the wing by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes a move to Germany would be perfect for the Ukrainian.
“I think he needs to go down a level but go and play for a club where the expectation to win week in week out is as high as it is at Chelsea,” Collymore told CaughtOffside.
“Whether or not they would have him is another matter, but I think Borussia Dortmund could be the perfect club to get Mudryk and on the right track to becoming the player he has the potential to be.”
“I know Roberto De Zerbi is a big fan – he even said he could win the Ballon d’Or in the future, but I wouldn’t send him out on loan to another Premier League club. As for Brighton, it would actually be an insult to players like Kaoru Mitoma to suggest that Mudryk could go there and get into the team ahead of him.”
“Let’s not forget, this is a young player who played just 44 games for Shakhtar Donetsk before Chelsea signed him for nearly €100m. Some players can handle the hype, others can’t, and so far, Mudryk has failed massively.”
“He can still fulfill his potential – he’s only 22 but needs to get more games before Chelsea can expect him to be their first-choice left-back. He’s just too inexperienced,” added Collymore.
Dortmund have proven to be an ideal place for young players to develop into world-class stars, but whether Chelsea would be prepared to part ways with Mudryk – albeit perhaps only temporarily – remains to be seen, while the stance of player to leave Stamford Bridge also remains unknown.