MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Dodo and Tete of Shakhtar Donetsk celebrate at full-time after the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on November 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old, who predominantly plays on the right-wing, has made 16 starts in the league for the Ukranian side this season and also made three appearances in the Champions League before Shakhtar were knocked out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for an attacking midfielder when the transfer window finally opens with right-wing a priority.
However, Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is the top target and there is no suggestion that Tete is on United, or Liverpool’s, summer transfer list.
Still, the Brazilian admitted that he dreams of a move to the Premier League with a move to the La Liga giants also counted among his ideal scenarios.
“Three clubs are part of my dream in Europe: Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool. Gigantic clubs with fantastic managers and an incredible number of trophies. As a player, I dream with important titles and those clubs are incredible options to achieve that,” he told Esporte Interativo.
“I know United and Liverpool are rivals. But, if the moment of choosing one of them actually came about I would have to choose wisely.”
But despite mentioning La Liga giants Barcelona the 20-year-old believes his style would be better suited to a move to the Premier League.
“The Premier League is an extraordinary competition, the game is set in a huge pace, lots of great managers and great clubs,” Tete said. “I feel the players have more creative freedom there. That’s the difference amongst Europe’s biggest leagues.”
“The Premier League is an extraordinary competition, the game is set in a huge pace, lots of great managers and great clubs,” Tete said. “I feel the players have more creative freedom there. That’s the difference amongst Europe’s biggest leagues.”
Nicknamed ‘Hurricane’ in his homeland, Tete never played a senior match for his previous club Gremio before being snapped up by Shakhtar for €10m (£8.9m/$11m) in 2019. And despite Brazil’s struggles at the Under-20 Copa Sudamericano in early 2019, Tete stood out as a potent attacking weapon, and it was not long until he would arrive in Europe.
This season he has bagged five goals and four assists across all competitions as he secured his spot in Luis Casto’s starting XI.
Tete’s latest comments show he’s got ambitions beyond staying at Shakhtar and possibly following the footsteps of fellow Brazilian midfielder Fred who joined United from the Ukrainian side in 2018.

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