Pundit picks ‘ideal club’ for struggling Chelsea player who has failed to ‘live up to the hype’.
Chelsea could consider loaning Mykhailo Mudryk out to gain additional experience for the attacker.
That is the opinion of Stan Collymore, a former Liverpool and Aston Villa attacker, who believes the Ukraine international is far too ‘inexperienced’ to be regarded a regular starter for Chelsea, despite the fact that the Londoners signed him from Shakhtar Donetsk for £88.5 million (Sky Sports) less than a year ago.
Mudryk, 22, has had a difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge, failing to score in any of his first 21 outings across all competitions. With only two assists, the winger is now a periphery player fighting to make consecutive starts under Mauricio Pochettino.
In light of the attacker’s poor form, recent rumours, including this one from Fichajes, have linked the 22-year-old with a surprise January loan move, which Collymore believes could be the best solution for everyone involved.
“I actually think that’s a great idea,” the ex-pro remarked exclusively in an interview.
“Let’s not forget that this is a young player who played only 44 games for Shakhtar Donetsk before Chelsea paid nearly £90 million for him.” Some players can live up to the hype, while others cannot, and Mudryk has so far failed miserably. He can still reach his full potential because he is only 22 years old, but he has to play more games before Chelsea can consider him their first-choice left winger. He’s just too inexperienced.”
Collymore went on to imply that Borussia Dortmund could be the perfect destination for Chelsea’s underperforming number 10 if he wants to rekindle his career.
“I think he needs to drop down a tier but go play for a club where the expectation to win week in and week out is just as high as it is at Chelsea,” he continued.
“Whether they’d want him or not is another question, but I believe Borussia Dortmund could be the ideal club to get Mudryk firing and on the right track to becoming the player he has the potential to be.”