OFFICIAL: Dmytro Chygrynskiy Passes Barcelona Medical And Signs €25 Million Deal

CHYGRYNSKIY_07 Dmytro Chygrynskiy has passed his medical with FC Barcelona and put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal at Camp Nou to complete a €25 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Ukrainian international underwent the physical exam at 8am on Monday morning before stopping in to say hello to his new team-mates as they trained ahead of the opening league game against Sporting Gijon.

Accompanied by his brother, who is also his agent, Chygrynskiy then travelled to the club offices where he met president Joan Laporta and other directors to sign his contract.

Barca have included a buy-out clause of €100m for the player that made his last appearance for Shakhtar against his new side in the European Super Cup in Monaco on Friday.

Club doctor Ricard Pruna told the Blaugrana’s official website that Chygrynskiy was ready to play and he could be included on the bench for the game against Sporting Gijon.

At 22, the Iziaslav-born defender is seen by coach Pep Guardiola as a player that will remain at Barcelona for the long-term and partner Gerard Pique in the centre of defence.

Shakhtar’s exit from the Champions League in the qualifying stages helped ease the move through as the Ukrainian outfit were reluctant to see one of their most influential stars leave.


~ by footballdirecta on September 1, 2009.

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