Shakhtar sign Ferreyra from Velez
10 July 2013, 12:01
Kiev - Shakhtar Donetsk have signed Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra from
Velez Sarsfield after the clubs agreed on a $9 million deal for the
22-year-old, the Ukraine champions confirmed on their official website
The five-year contract for Ferreyra was announced on the same day
Shakhtar's Armenian international attacking midfielder Henrikh
Mkhitaryan was officially unveiled as a Borussia Dortmund player.
"Velez Sarsfield play in a similar style to Shakhtar, so it will not be a
problem to adjust here," Ferreyra was quoted as saying on shakhtar.com.
Ferreyra, who scored 31 goals in 80 Argentine first division games for
Velez and previous club Banfield, admitted he was delighted to have an
opportunity to compete in Europe's premier club competition.
"I have been dreaming of testing myself in the Champions League since I
started playing soccer," he said. "That dream will soon become a
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