Everton could now see ‘special’ Brazilian target join Napoli instead
Everton are interested in signing Brazilian winger Tete but could miss out with Italian side Napoli chasing a deal.
Napoli are keen to sign Tete in a move which could leave Everton very frustrated.
That is according to a report from Calciomercato, who claim that Napoli are interested in signing Tete.
Napoli are seemingly expecting to sell winger Hirving Lozano with Major League Soccer side LAFC keen.
Tete is believed to be an option for the Italian champions given that the Brazilian is seemingly available for free.
Everton have also been considering a move for Tete as they desperately seek attacking additions this summer.
TalkSPORT reported a few days ago that Everton have been eyeing up Tete for a move to Goodison Park.
Everton have landed one winger in Arnaut Danjuma but missed out on new Nottingham Forest wide man Anthony Elanga.
Beating the Serie A winners – a significant Champions League club – won’t be easy for Everton though and Toffees fans may fear missing out on another target.
Tete availability will appeal to Everton
Ukrainian website SportArena report that Tete will be terminating his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk thanks to FIFA legislation.
Tete spent the first half of last season on loan at Lyon and the second half with Leicester.
Six goals and two assists in 17 Ligue 1 games for Lyon, but ultimately blew hot and cold at Leicester with one goal in 13 games.
The 23-year-old dazzled on his debut against Aston Villa but struggled to maintain his form as the Foxes suffered relegation.
Everton may believe that Tete has enough talent and potential to be well worth a punt on a free transfer.
Hailed as a special player by former Lyon boss Peter Bosz, Tete will be looking to settle down after a turbulent 18 months with Everton now left hoping that they can beat Napoli.