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Castillo headed to wealthy Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk
by Paul Kennedy, July 31st, 2007 7AM

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Mexican international Nery Castillo, the revelation of Gold Cup and Copa America, is set to sign a lucrative deal with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in a $20.5 million transfer from Olympiakos, the Greek club at which he has been since he was 16.

A deal to extend Castillo's contract at Olympiakos fell apart last week. Castillo, who was born in Mexico and raised in Uruguay, had three years left on his contract with Olympiakos.

Shakhtar, the Ukrainian runner-up, will play in the UEFA Champions League qualifying stage.

Financed by Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, whose fortune is worth an estimated $15 billion, Shakhtar is one of the richest clubs in Europe.

It just concluded the signing of 21-year-old Brazilian defender Ilsinho from Sao Paolo for $12 million. Ilsinho joins four other Brazilians at Shakhtar.

Shakhtar also signed Italian Cristiano Lucarelli from Livorno.



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