Sporting could also receive a further €4m in add-ons, potentially making it a €24.3m deal.
Welcome Wendel! 🇧🇷
🔏 The Brazilian joins us from Sporting Lisbon on a long-term deal!
— FC Zenit in English✨ (@fczenit_en) October 6, 2020
The Brazil under-23 international has signed a five-year contract with Zenit.
Formerly of Fluminense, Wendel made the jump to Europe with Sporting in January 2018 after being linked with PSG.
During his time at the Lisbon club, Wendel scored six goals and registered eight assists in 79 appearances.