Everton are considering a move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Tete.
That’s according to talkSPORT, who have claimed that the Toffees are looking at the winger as an alternative to Wilfried Gnonto.
Everton have long been in negotiations with Leeds United over a move for Gnonto, however the report claims the Italian isn’t sold by the idea of a move to Goodison Park and could now stay in Yorkshire.
With Sean Dyche’s side now unlikely to snap up Gnonto, they see Tete as a potential attacker they can bring in to bolster their frontline.
Tete joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2019 and scored 25 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League, however he hasn’t featured since the war between Ukraine and Russia erupted and was instead sent out on loan to Lyon and Leicester City.
The Brazilian joined the Foxes in January and enjoyed a spectacular debut performance in which he scored against Aston Villa, with Brendan Rodgers praising his ‘immaculate’ touch and his ‘absolutely brilliant’ finish.
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The forward made 13 appearances for Leicester but failed to score again as they were relegated to the Championship.
Turkish journalist Yağız Sabuncuoğlu has reported that Tete has now officially terminated his contract with Shakhtar and is now available on a free transfer this summer.
Everton are now considering making a move for the 23-year-old, while Celtic are another club that have expressed interest.
Could Tete join Everton on a bargain free transfer?
Tete was excellent for Leicester City on his debut and proved himself to be a competent goalscorer during his time in France and Ukraine.
At only 23 years old, the attacker has plenty of time to develop and reach his potential and could be a huge bargain if the Toffees can snap him up for free.
While not quite on the level of Wilfried Gnonto, Tete could be a very good alternative and would be significantly cheaper.