West Ham and Leicester ‘involved in Premier League battle to take over Tete from Shakhtar Donetsk’ … with the Brazilian ‘ keen to move in January’ despite impressing on loan spell at Lyon
- Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete is currently on loan to Ligue 1 side Lyon
- A number of Premier League clubs have considered a transfer for Tete in the summer
- West Ham and Leicester keep an eye on the winger over a possible transfer
West Ham and Leicester are reportedly locked in a battle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete.
The Brazilian winger, who is currently impressing on loan at Lyon’s Ligue 1 side, has previously been the subject of the left with a move to the Premier League in the summer.
It has now been reported by the Sun West Ham and Leicester are keeping an eye on the 22-year-old with a view to a possible transfer during the January transfer window.
Brazilian winger Tete has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs in recent months
West Ham and Leicester are among a number of Premier League clubs that Tete . keep an eye on
The Foxes, as well as Southampton and Brentford, are said to have considered the possibility of making a £25million transfer in the summer.
Although Tete’s loan runs until the end of the season, the under-23 international is keen to move in January and any club looking to make a deal would have to make arrangements to buy the loan.
His parent club Shakhtar could be open to a deal as his contract expires next summer, so January would be the last chance to get compensation, having already lost several players for nothing after the Russian invasion of Russia. Ukraine.
Tete is open to a move in the January transfer window, despite impressing on loan at Lyon
Shakhtar Donetsk could be open to selling Tete as his contract expires next summer
Tete got off to a flying start on loan at Lyon, scoring five goals and providing three assists in his first eleven games.
Southampton, who were reportedly close to signing a deal for Tete in the summer, are not expected to return in January as they prioritize the signing of a new striker.
Tete has played 108 games since joining Shakhtar from Brazil’s Gremio in 2019, scoring 31 goals in all competitions.
He helped them win the Ukrainian Cup in 2019 and the Ukrainian Premier League title twice.