Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed Friday that it has completed the signing of Taison from Metalist Kharkiv.

Taison was rumored to be joining Chelsea, but Shakhtar swooped in for the highly-rated 24-year-old Brazilian at a cost of $20 million.

"I am happy to play for such a great club," Taison told Shakhtar's official website. "I played a lot against Shakhtar and I have a lot of information about them. I know Shakhtar's Brazilians. I really want to help the club win new titles.

"I'll train and work, respecting everyone who plays for the club. In the first place I have respect for all. Of course, I will try to play as best I can."