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Lens joins Dynamo as Mikhalik goes to Lokomotiv

Published: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 21.19CET
FC Dynamo Kyiv have signed Dutch international striker Jeremain Lens from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee, while defender Taras Mikhalik left for FC Lokomotiv Moskva.
Lens joins Dynamo as Mikhalik goes to Lokomotiv
Jeremain Lens has left PSV for Dynamo ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 21.19CET

Lens joins Dynamo as Mikhalik goes to Lokomotiv

FC Dynamo Kyiv have signed Dutch international striker Jeremain Lens from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee, while defender Taras Mikhalik left for FC Lokomotiv Moskva.

FC Dynamo Kyiv have signed Netherlands striker Jeremain Lens from PSV Eindhoven for an undisclosed fee, while Dynamo defender Taras Mikhalik has joined FC Lokomotiv Moskva as a free agent.

Lens, 25, has penned a four-year contract with Dynamo, who are preparing for the UEFA Europa League play-offs after finishing outside the Ukrainian top two for the first time. The forward had been at PSV since a 2010 switch from AZ Alkmaar that followed his 12-goal breakthrough season in the Dutch Eredivisie. Shortly afterwards he made his full international debut, scoring in Donetsk to earn a 1-1 draw with Ukraine, and now has 13 caps.

Dynamo president Igor Surkis said Lens was the main close-season transfer target for the club, but added: "I can confirm that Lens is not our last newcomer. I believe we'll have more transfers by the end of the week."

Ukraine centre-back cum midfielder Mikhalik had moved to Dynamo from FC CSKA Kyiv in 2005, helping them win two Premier-Liha titles and two Ukrainian Cups. The 29-year-old's new employers Lokomotiv Moskva today appointed Leonid Kuchuk as coach.

Last updated: 18/06/13 21.41CET

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