Eduardo seals Shakhtar switch

KIEV - Croatia striker Eduardo has joined Shakhtar Donetsk from Arsenal on a four-year deal, the Ukrainian champions said on Wednesday.

British media reported the eastern Ukrainian club had paid 6 million pounds to the Premier League club for the 27-year-old Brazilian-born forward.

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Eduardo suffered a career-threatening leg break early in 2008 that sidelined him for nearly a year and he signed for Shakhtar only after passing medical tests on his left ankle. The move was announced on Shakhtar's website (

Eduardo, who scored 20 goals 67 appearances for the north London club since joining from Dinamo Zagreb in 2007, will play alongside Croatia captain Darijo Srna at Shakhtar.

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