The team from Donetsk is seriously strengthening before the new season. First, the Italian Roberto De Zerbi was appointed to the position of the head of the profession, and recently, the Brazilian Pedrinho from Benfica arrived at the club as the first summer signing.
Today, the arrival of the talented striker Lassina Traore, who arrived in the ranks of the vice-champion of Ukraine from Ajax Amsterdam, was officially confirmed. The management of the club did a great job by hiring De Zerbi, who led Sassuolo brilliantly in the previous three years.
The first signing of the Italian expert in Donetsk was paid 18,000,000 euros. In the season behind us, Pedrinho made 31 appearances in the Lisbon Eagles jersey, and the influx was significantly strengthened by the arrival of Traore, who was paid 8,000,000 euros to Kopljanici.
The striker from Burkina Faso had a great start to the season in Amsterdam, scoring seven goals with six assists in the Eredivisie while entering the list of scorers in the Champions League (two assists), but in the second part of the season fell into the shadow of Sebastian Haller's record.
he also had injury problems.
Premier League clubs were interested
The striker who was criticized for being overweight at the start of his career at the Johan Cruyff Arena exploded at the beginning of last competition year, and it seemed that Ajax produced another star of European football.
There was speculation in January that teams from the Premier League also wanted him in their squad, but the management of the Dutch champion did not want to negotiate at that time. As Traore entered the last year of his contract with the club, a decision was made to sell him to Shakhtar, who seemed to have done a very good job.
The strong striker, otherwise a cousin of the Aston Villa winger Bertrand Traore, recorded a total of 31 appearances in the Ajax jersey and scored 12 goals. Shakhtar did not excel in Europe in previous years and did not achieve the results as was once the case.
Still, it looks like they will be working hard this summer to bring in a couple of players who could be key next season. Everyone in Donetsk hopes that Shakjtar will finally make a good result in Europe and bring joy to their fans.
A few more players have been contacted by Shakhtar, but for now we still do not have reliable information on how accurate that is