Shakhtar seal Bernard deal
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Shakhtar Donetsk have signed Brazilian winger Bernard for €25 million (£21.5m) from Atletico Mineiro.

The 20-year-old, who has signed a five-year contract with the Ukrainian champions, had been a reported transfer target for both Premier League side Arsenal and Portuguese club Porto but has instead opted to move to the Donbass Arena.

A statement published on Shakhtar's official website read: "Shakhtar Donetsk signed a five-year deal with Bernard. The transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder, who previously played for Atletico Mineiro, is 25 million euros."

The left-sided winger should act as a direct replacement for compatriot Willian, who joined big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in January, while Shakhtar still can call on a clutch of talented Brazilians that includes Douglas Costa, Luiz Adriano and Fred.

Belo Horizonte-born Bernard scored 22 goals in 100 appearances over three seasons with Atletico Mineiro and boasts five Brazil caps having made his Selecao debut in November 2012.