Manchester City and Real Madrid have both been linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete recently and the Citizens must ensure they are the ones to sign the Brazilian wonderkid.
According to journalist Alex Bage, via Sport Witness, the Ukrainian side are ‘forwarding his sale’ and that Manchester City are keeping an eye on him ahead of next month’s window.
It is no surprise that the 20-year-old is attracting the interest of sides across Europe, after his impressive performances for Shakhtar Donetsk in recent seasons.
In 63 appearances for the Miners, he has contributed 15 goals and 12 assists, which includes the goal and assist he registered in the Champions League group stages against Real Madrid earlier this season.
In the 3-2 win against Zinedine Zidane’s side, the 20-year-old was the star of the show, with BBC suggesting that he ‘tore apart Real Madrid’ with a ‘sensational’ performance that allowed him to announce himself to the world.
If City were to complete a move for the £15.3 million-rated in January, he could well establish himself as a fixture in the Citizens’ first team for the long term, suggesting that signing him early could prove to be a smart investment for the club.
Although City spent big on another young winger in the summer in the form of Ferran Torres, his future could lie as a striker having featured there on multiple occasions this season.
Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva has failed to register a single goal or assist this season for City, so it could definitely be argued that signing another winger such as Tete would increase the competition for the right-wing spot, and potentially force Silva to up his game as a result.
Certainly, it seems clear that Tete has a bright future and won’t remain in Ukraine for too much longer, so hopefully, he would be able to adapt to the Premier League should City beat Real Madrid to his signing.