Soccer-Shakhtar sign Bernard for 25 million euros (Reuters)

(adds background) Aug 8 (Reuters) – Shakhtar Donetsk have signed attacking midfielder Bernard, one of Brazil’s mostly highly rated young players, for 25 million euros ($33.5 million) from Atletico Mineiro, the Ukrainian club said on Thursday. The 20-year-old helped Atletico Mineiro win the Libertadores Cup last month and was part of the Brazil squad which won the Confederations Cup in June, making two substitute appearances. He is the 11th Brazilian member of the Shakhtar squad, who have won the Ukrainian Premier League for the last four seasons. …

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