Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Eduardo da Silva's move to Shakhtar Donetsk will be concluded today

There are a lot of unconfirmed reports claiming the 27-year-old Brazilian attacker is set to join a certain Premier League side (shakhtar Donetsk) from Ukraine.

To be exact, speculation is rife in some quarters that Eduardo flew to Donetsk yesterday, in a bid to accelerate the transfer proceedings after a dissapointing campaign with the Gunners last season. The writing on the wall was crystal clear with regards to his future, Arsene Wenger hinted of his imminent departure last year, by means of playing Andrey Arshavin upfront. The Russian winger is clearly an attacking midfielder not an all-in-all center forward - the manager didn't hide the fact that our lad's career has been jeopardized by that horrific injury he suffered a couple of years ago at Birmingham, he praised Eduardo's courage and was always supportive, but it seems they've reached an accord, and Eduardo knows he has lost his position at Arsenal given the glaring fact that A.W preferred Bendtner to him last season, not minding the fitness level of both strikers.

The people in the know understand that the Arsenal striker is currently undergoing a medical at Shakhtar's training facilities, with a view to signing for them. The Miners captain Dario Srna, who is incidentally Eduardo's national team-mate and close pal had this to say in respect to the much anticipated transfer: "If I spoke to someone yesterday or the day before, and the discussion was about Eduardo, then it's just not the press."

Nevertheless, Eduardo is very close to penning an agreement with Shakhtar. The massive signing from Arsenal is billed to be announced soon pending the completion of the medical. Since the scans are the determinant factor of the deal, Eduardo could be unveiled as early as this morning or later today.

Earlier on Besiktas and Aston Villa revealed their desire to snap the Croatia international, but he allegedly opted for Shakhtar because they offered him an opportunity to steal the headlines once again via the UEFA Champions League. At Eduardo's request the transfee fee will be kept under wraps, although the fee is touted to be in the region of £6-7m which roughly translates to 50k weekly.
There is no confirmation yet from lets keep our fingers crossed and hope it's all a lie.