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Taison completes Shakhtar switch

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."