West Ham are looking to make a move for Lyon winger Tete as David Moyes seeks to improve his squad ahead of next season.
That’s according to talkSPORT, who have reported that the Hammers have joined the race for the 22-year-old.
The Irons would be able to sign him for free as his short-term deal at the Ligue 1 club expires in the summer, after FIFA granted special permission for players to flee Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
The east Londoners may face a battle for his signature, though, as the likes of Brentford and Southampton were all linked with him before his move to Lyon.
Moyes and West Ham have had a stunning season so far, falling just shy of a historic Europa League final spot and hoping to hang onto seventh place in the Premier League or possibly finish higher.
The Brazilian has scored 11 times this season for Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon, and he could well thrive in the English top flight.
Imagine him and Benrahma pulling the strings on both flanks next season! Moyes could duly take West Ham to the next level, and the prospective signing of Tete may well be the catalyst for the level of success which has so far eluded them.
The move could also work out well from a financial point of view for the Irons, with Tete’s market value sitting at £18m. Therefore, if the move didn’t work out for whatever reason, a financial windfall could be gained, particularly if the Hammers don’t pay a transfer fee to acquire his services.
There has been plenty of praise directed his way, and his “hurricane” nickname due to his attacking style of play could please the West Ham faithful, given the club’s long-standing tradition for exciting football.