Yaroslav Rakitskiy (right)Photo: Kerstin Joensson/ AP Photo
St. Petersburg Zenit and Shakhtar Donetsk have reached an agreement on the transfer of defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy. This was reported on the website of the Russian club.
Rakitskiy signed a contract with Zenit for 3.5 years. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Has the set shot and the first pass, physically strong and experienced player,” he described the Ukrainian press service of the club.
About negotiations between “Zenith” and “miner” about Rakitskiy it became known on January 18. Then it was reported that the Russians are ready to pay 10 million euros for the defender. Later the information appeared that the “miner” is going to gain at least $ 12 million.
Rakitskiy — Shakhtar graduate. Since 2009 he acts for the main team. Together with the club the defender became a six-time champion of Ukraine. Also on account of his 54 matches for the national team.
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