Shakhtar Donetsk signed a new contract with defender Mykola Matvienko. The 26-year-old native of Sak is a Pitmen’s darling, having attended the club’s academy since the age of 13, and made his debut for the first team in 2015.
The new contract runs until the end of 2027. The previous agreement was valid until 2025.
Shakhtar sports director Darijo Srna, commenting on the extension of the contract with Matvienko, admitted that the player had serious offers for the English championship.
“But we did not let him go: firstly, we believe that he is worth more, and secondly, he is the leader of Shakhtar and the Ukrainian national team, he is the future of our club and the national team,” the Donetsk press service quoted Srna as saying.
GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported in January that Mykola was interested in Brighton coaching former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Roberto De Zerbi.
Earlier, Shakhtar sold Mykhailo Mudrik to Chelsea for 100 million euros, setting a Ukrainian transfer record.
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