Shakhtar Donetsk seal Bernard capture from Atletico Mineiro


Shakhtar Donetsk have signed Brazil winger Bernard from Atletico Mineiro for £21.5m.

The 20-year-old, who has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham, has been capped five times by his country.

Bernard has agreed a five-year contract and is the latest Brazilian in the Ukrainian champions' squad, joining Douglas Costa, Luiz Adriano and Fred.

He is expected to act as a direct replacement for compatriot Willian, who moved to Anzhi Makhachkala in January.

Over the summer, Shakhtar have lost Brazil midfielder Fernandinho to Manchester City and Armenia forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Borussia Dortmund.

Bernard scored 22 goals in 100 appearances during three seasons with Atletico Mineiro.