Leicester City have signed Brazil Under-23 winger Tete on a deal to the top of the season, topic to worldwide clearance.
The 22-year-old is contracted to Shakhtar Donetsk, however has been at Lyon since March 2022 beneath the FIFA ruling which allowed all international gamers to droop their contracts in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion. He is at present resulting from return to Shakhtar on July 1.
Tete, who will turn into the primary Brazilian to play for Leicester, has six objectives and three assists in 17 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon this time period and hopes so as to add some attacking impetus to a Leicester facet nonetheless within the thick of the Premier League’s relegation battle.
“I’m really happy to be here,” Tete stated. “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 joined Shakhtar in February 2019 after breaking via with Gremio and memorably scored within the Ukrainian membership’s 3-2 Champions League win over Real Madrid in October 2020.
After Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup win at Walsall, Leicester are subsequent in motion once they journey to Aston Villa subsequent weekend.