Rumoured Celtic target Tete officially terminates contract with Shakhtar Donetsk

Brazilian winger Tete has officially terminated his contract with Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk. The tricky attacker had been away from his parent club on various loans whilst the war in Ukraine was ongoing. He firstly went to Lyon in France and then ended up in the English Premier League with Leicester City.

Rumours have been spreading Celtic and their new boss Brendan Rodgers are keeping tabs on the wide-man with a view to perhaps offering him a deal. Rodgers was the man who brought Tete to the King Power Stadium when he was in charge of the English side earlier this year. The Irishman was effusive in his praising of the 23-year-old and many believe he wants a reunion with the former Donetsk man.

Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whether or not Celtic will be able to pull it off will be another matter, with plenty of interest in his services from various quarters of the footballing world. One name that has been quick off the mark has been Turkish side, Fenerbahce, who it is being claimed by sources in Turkey that the giants have made initial enquiries for Tete.

With it becoming official now, Celtic will have to act fast or risk losing out on a major talent that could provide us with a real quality option on the wings. With no transfer fee involved, there could be scope for manoeuvre with such a deal. Ordinarily Tete would be a player well out of our price-range, however, his free agent status changes the landscape significantly.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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