Leicester City have completed a short-term deal for Brazilian winger Tete.
The 22-year-old left Shakhtar Donetsk following the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year, joining Lyon in March after players in the country were given permission by FIFA to suspend their contracts.
After eight goals and nine assists in 30 appearances for the French side, Tete has made the move to the Premier League, although his new club confirmed he is due to return to Shakhtar at the end of the season.
Upon signing for the Foxes, Tete told the club’s media: “I’m really happy to be here. I’ve had a look at the pitch and the stadium, it’s beautiful and I can already imagine what it’ll be like with a lot of fans. I hope to score a lot of goals and assists. I hope they’ll all be happy to see me play, I’m happy to be a Fox.”
Tete began his career at Gremio and has represented Brazil at under-20 and under-23 level.
He could make his debut for Brendan Rodgers’ side in their trip to Aston Villa on February 4.
From Brazil to Braunstone pic.twitter.com/AVF4uU7n9v
— Leicêster City (@LCFC) January 29, 2023
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