Fernando dos Santos Pedro is joining FC Red Bull Salzburg from Ukrainian UEFA Champions League regulars Shakhtar Donetsk, and has signed a contract running until 30 June 2027.
The 23-year-old striker left Brazil for Shakhtar in summer 2018. A year later, Fernando went on loan to Sporting Lisbon for half a year before returning to Ukraine.
The striker with lightning speed has scored a total of 12 goals for Shakhtar in 69 appearances (with two goals in the UEFA Champions League). Fernando is a two-time Ukrainian champion (2018/19, 2019/20) and cup winner (2018/19).
Straight to Salzburg from Brazil
Due to the situation in Ukraine, the Brazilian has been training individually in his home country in recent weeks. Thanks to an agreement with Shakhtar on the terms of his departure, Fernando will immediately join training with FC Red Bull Salzburg. He will not be eligible to play until next season, however.
Born: 1 March 1999
Height: 1.76 m
Last club: Shakhtar Donetsk