Ferreyra joins Shakhtar in €7m deal

The former Argentina Under-20 starlet has left Velez Sarsfield to play for the Ukrainian champions and has warned defences he will score plenty of goals

Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed the capture of Argentine attacker Facundo Ferreyra, nicknamed 'Chucky', from Velez Sarsfield for a transfer fee of €7 million.

The 22-year-old has penned a five-year deal with the Ukrainian champions to mark his first foray into European football.

"I am very happy," Chucky told the club's official website.

"I was flattered by the interest expressed by Shakhtar and I will try to fully compensate for the trust with my performance on the pitch and with good goals. You can expect a lot of goals from me."

The young forward scored 31 goals in 78 league games in Argentina's top flight for Velez and Banfield and he is confident the transition to Eastern Europe will not prove too testing.

"Velez used the same formation as Shakhtar do. We also had four defenders, two holding midfielders, three attackers and a forward on the offensive end," he added.

"So, I think, it won’t be difficult for me to adapt to Shakhtar’s system – I operated in a similar way lately."

Shakhtar start their Ukrainian Premier League title defence at home against Hoverla on Sunday.