Shakhtar Donetsk youngster Tete has admitted that he ‘dreams’ of playing for Man United, along with two other European giants.
The Old Trafford outfit have always given a platform to those young up-and-comers looking to make a breakthrough. From developing starlets like Paul Scholes directly via the academy, to signing youngsters like Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils have an excellent track record with it all.
It’s where United’s speciality lies, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to continue that mantra. He’s signed Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Traore, just to name a few.
It’s no surprise then, to hear that 20-year-old midfielder Tete, admits he always dreams about playing for Manchester United. The Shakhtar Donetsk man enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season in the 2019/20 campaign.
The problem? Tete also admitted he dreamed about playing for Liverpool too. Gross… I sort of understand the fact that Tete admits he has a ‘special affection’ for FC Barcelona, though, as they’re in a very similar position to United in regards to developing youth.
Anyway, check out what Tete had to say about Man United here:
“I always dream of playing for Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, as I mentioned. But the special affection I have is for Barcelona. It’s a team that I’ve always followed since I was little, since I was a child. I used to get Barcelona shirts, Messi shirts. So that passion grew every day and the affection I really have is for Barcelona.”
At this point, I’d be lying to you if I said I’d ever seen him play. I haven’t, though I’ve heard good things and his numbers from last term look mightily impressive. By all accounts, he’s started this campaign in excellent form, too.
United have been good at hoovering up young talents over the last few years and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them make their move for Tete. I’d imagine Shakhtar aren’t going to let him leave easily, though, while they’ll look to command a hefty transfer fee if they’re forced into losing their prized asset.
It’s a deal that probably wouldn’t happen in the mid-season window, so put this one on the back burner for now and maybe we’ll hear more about it next summer.