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Brazil`s Fred joins Shakhtar for 5 years

Updated: Jun 26, 2013, 19:07 PM IST

Kiev: Young midfielder from Brazilian Internacional football club Fred signed a five-year contract with Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk Wednesday.

The Ukrainian champions paid 15 million euros to the Porto Alegre-based club for the 20-year-old, reports Xinhua.

In one year of professional football, Fred scored eight goals in 50 appearances for Internacional. He will be the 11th player from Brazil in the Ukrainian club`s squad alongside Luiz Adriano, Maicon, Douglas Costa, Taison, Patrick Alan, Alex Teixeira, Ismaily, Ilsinho, Fernando and Wellington Nem.

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