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Football: Brazilian Bernard joins Shakhtar

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Shakhtar Donetsk have signed Brazil midfielder Bernard for 25 million euros ($33 million) from Atletico Mineiro, the Ukrainian champions announced Thursday.

"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," read a statement on the Ukrainian club's website.

Bernard, 20, scored 22 goals in 100 appearances with Atletico Mineiro and helped the Brazilian side to the Copa Libertadores title last month.

He was also a member of Brazil's Confederations Cup winning side in June.

The winger had been linked with a move to the Premier League with north London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly interested in signing him.

He becomes the 11th Brazilian player at the Donbass Arena.

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