Shakhtar chief gives £20.5m of Mudryk fee to Ukrainian soldiers and families | Shakhtar Donetsk

The Shakhtar Donetsk president, Rinat Akhmetov, has donated £20.5m of Mykhaylo Mudryk’s Chelsea transfer fee to the Ukrainian war effort.

Chelsea beat Arsenal to the signing of Mudryk on Sunday and paraded him at Stamford Bridge, where they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the Premier League. Mudryk, who has agreed an eight-and-a-half-year contract, had a Ukraine flag draped over his shoulders. Chelsea have paid an initial €70m (£62m) for the winger with €30m (£26.5m) to follow in add-ons.

The money is a boost to Shakhtar, who have been displaced from their home in Donetsk, but Akhmetov…

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