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Shakhtar add Dentinho to Brazilian contingent

Published: Saturday 21 May 2011, 16.53CET
Brazilian striker Dentinho has joined FC Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of €7.5m, moving to the Ukrainian champions from SC Corinthians Paulista on a five-year deal.
Shakhtar add Dentinho to Brazilian contingent
Dentinho joins Shakhtar from Brazilian club Corinthians ©FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Published: Saturday 21 May 2011, 16.53CET

Shakhtar add Dentinho to Brazilian contingent

Brazilian striker Dentinho has joined FC Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of €7.5m, moving to the Ukrainian champions from SC Corinthians Paulista on a five-year deal.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed the signing of striker Dentinho from Brazilian club SC Corinthians Paulista for a fee of €7.5m.

The 22-year-old will join the Ukrainian champions on a five-year contract at the end of Corinthians' Copa Libertadores campaign. "We've bought a versatile player, who can play in any position in attack," said Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu. "Dentinho passed the medical test in Donetsk and signed personal terms. With his former team he'll continue to participate in the Copa Libertadores, but in the summer he'll join us."

The Brazil Under-20 international came through the youth system at Corinthians before going on to score 55 goals in 187 appearances for the club, winning the a domestic double in 2009.

Dentinho will become the eighth Brazilian to ply his trade at Shakhtar, joining compatriots Fernandihno, Jadson, Willian, Douglas Costa, Alex Teixeira, Bruno and Luiz Adriano as part of the squad for next season's UEFA Champions League campaign.

Last updated: 21/05/11 17.41CET

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