PIERS MORGAN has revealed his frustrations after Arsenal appeared to be beaten to the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk.
Chelsea look set to confirm the 22-year-old as their latest star name after yesterday’s dramatic turn of events.
Mykhailo Mudryk is set for the biggest move of his career after months of speculation[/caption]
Arsenal had been patiently negotiating with Shakhtar Donetsk to secure the signature of their long-term target.
But the Blues blasted their rivals out of the water and look set to pay nearly £100m for the Ukrainian winger.
TV personality and renowned Arsenal fan Morgan has taken aim at his “weak” club over their approach.
He tweeted last night: “I’m irrationally annoyed about this Mudryk fiasco.
“If Arsenal want to win the League this season, we can’t faff around for weeks on key targets and then get outflanked/outbid at the last minute. Looks weak.
“We must buy another top class striker asap.”
Earlier, Morgan had also tweeted: “How can this be happening? Ridiculous that Arsenal let this transfer saga drag on so long we’ve apparently ended up losing him.”
The SunSport columnist was far from the only Gunners fan who was left fuming by yesterday’s developments.
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One fan wrote on Twitter: “We were offering him a £35k a week contract. Which is so Arsenal. Chelsea have offered him a lot more. An awful lot more.
“Can’t blame the player, blame Edu for not getting this done ages ago.”
Another said: “Edu just got his pants pulled down and got taught a lesson on what happens when you take the p**s with transfers lol nothing more to add.”
But some Chelsea supporters were also baffled by the latest splurge of cash under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly.
The Blues have been by far the busiest Premier League team in January so far and Mudryk would be the fifth signing of the window.
Chelsea were getting their fans in the mood for their new incoming signing yesterday[/caption]
Along with the loan signing of Joao Felix, the Blues have also bought in the impressive young defender Benoit Badiashile for £35m.
And they have recruited 20-year-old striker David Datro Fofana and teenage Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos.
These deals come on top of a dizzying summer transfer window which saw Chelsea buy over £270m worth of talent.