Jiangsu Suning have signed another high profile target, with Alex Teixeira joining the Chinese club for a fee of €50 million.
Teixeira was courted by Liverpool, but the EPL side failed to meet Shakhtar’s rating of the midfielder.
Jiangsu moved in with a tempting offer and signed the Brazilian midfielder.
“Shakhtar Donetsk and Jiangsu Suning have agreed on all the necessary formalities for the transfer of Alex Teixeira to the Chinese club,” read a statement on Shakhtar’s official website.
“The transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder is €50 million.
“Shakhtar thank Alex for the time spent with the team and wish him success at his new club.”
Teixeira came through the ranks of the Vasco da Gama youth academy and joined Shakhtar in December 2009.
The versatile attacker developed into a key figure at the Ukrainian outfit, and he teams up with fellow Brazilian Ramires at Jiangsu, who arrived at the club from Chelsea in January.