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Soccer-Willian joins Anzhi for fee of 35 million euros

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Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Willian left Shakhtar Donetsk for wealthy Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala on Friday for a fee of 35 million euros ($47.94 million), the Ukrainian club said on their website (www.shakhtar.com).

"FC Shakhtar and FC Anji reached an agreement regarding Willian's move to the Russian club in a transfer worth 35 million euros," Shakhtar said in a statement.

"We wish our former player success in his new team."

Big-spending Anzhi are second in the Russian top-flight, two points behind leaders CSKA Moscow.

($1 = 0.7301 euros) (Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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