Leicester prevail in Tete transfer race with Leeds as Whites focus on tying up deal for USMNT star McKennie

Tete Lyon 2022-23
Leicester City have beaten Leeds United in the race to sign Tete from Shakhtar Donetsk, with the Foxes confirming the Brazilian's arrival on Sunday.
  • Leicester sign Tete
  • Beat Leeds in race for Brazilian
  • Tete joins the club until June 2023

WHAT HAPPENED? Brazilian winger Tete has joined Leicester City on a six-month deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. He has terminated his loan deal at Lyon to join the Foxes until June 2023.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Foxes faced competition from another Premier League side, Leeds United, in the race to sign the 22-year-old. After losing out on the Brazilian, the Whites are now focused on finalising an agreement for USMNT star Weston McKennie from Juventus.

WHAT THEY SAID?: After signing his contract, Tete told Leicester's official website: "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."

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