Lyon beat Brentford and Leicester to the free signing of Tete after the £25m-rated winger terminated his contract at Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk following Russia’s invasion
- Lyon have completed the free signing of Tete after he left Shakhtar Donetsk
- Tete terminated his contract at the Ukrainian side following Russia’s invasion
- Brentford and Leicester were both interested in the £25m-rated Brazilian winger
Lyon have completed the free signing of Brazilian winger Tete until the end of the season after he left Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk following Russia’s invasion of the country in February.
The move follows FIFA’s decision to allow clubs to sign players from Ukrainian teams outside the transfer window to help those who have been affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Brentford and Leicester City were both interested in signing the 22-year-old, who is valued to be worth around £25million.
Lyon have completed the signing of Brazilian winger Tete until the end of the season
Brentford and Leicester were both interested in the forward but it was Lyon that won the race
However, it was the French side that won the race to his signature, which they confirmed on Friday.
‘The arrival of Tete thus reinforces the squad of Peter Bosz, at the dawn of the run-in in Ligue 1,’ Lyon said in statement.
Tete made 108 appearances since joining Shakhtar from Brazilian side Gremio in 2019, scoring 31 goals in all competitions.
The 22-year-old winger has been forced to leave Ukraine following Russia’s invasion
Tete made 108 appearances since joining Shakhtar from Brazilian side Gremio in 2019
He helped them win the Ukrainian Cup in 2019 and the Ukrainian Premier League title twice.
Lyon are 10th in the table with nine games left in the league and they host 14th-placed Angers on Sunday.
They are also in the knockout stages of the Europa League, a competition in which Tete has competed before with Shakhtar, and will face West Ham United in the quarter-finals next month.