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Leicester City announce the arrival of Tete

Leicester City have completed the signing of Tete on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk until the end of the 2022-23 season.

While his move to the King Power Stadium is still subject to international clearance, the 22-year-old will wear the no.37 jersey during his six months in the West Midlands.

Off the back of a decent spell with French outfit Lyon where he racked up eight goals and seven assists in 26 league matches, Tete was pleased to have joined Leicester, for whom he is set to become the first-ever Brazilian to represent.

“I’m really happy to be here,” Tete told LCFC TV.

“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 they’ll all be happy to see me play.

“I hope to score a lot of goals and assists, I’m happy to be a Fox.”

Tete is Leicester’s second signing of the January window following the earlier arrival of Victor Kristiansen from FC Copenhagen.

However, Brendan Rodger’s men are far from done with their winter business as they remain keen on landing Jack Harrison from Leeds United, while a new centre-back is also being targeted amid the uncertainty regarding Caglar Soyuncu’s future.

Leicester ended a three-game winless run by securing progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a narrow 1-0 victory over Walsall yesterday.

The Foxes are next in action on Saturday with a trip to Villa Park to face off against Aston Villa in the Premier League where Tete will be poised to make his debut.

Sitting just a point above the drop zone, Leicester will be keen to move further clear of the relegation danger following a relatively underwhelming first half of the current campaign.

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