Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete has revealed that Liverpool are one of three teams in European football he has ambitions of playing for.
The Brazilian moved to Ukraine from Gremio in February last year, and he has begun to establish himself in Shakhtar’s first team this season.
Asked where he would like to be playing his football in the future, Tete named the Reds, along with Barcelona and Manchester United:
“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 of winning important titles and those clubs are incredible options to achieve that. 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.”
The Brazilian is only 20 years of age, but with a strong left-foot cutting in off the right flank, he could well be on Liverpool’s radar if they are looking at potential long term replacements for Mo Salah.
Tete’s five goals and four assists in 26 appearances for Shakhtar this campaign are not spectacular numbers, by any means, but he has certainly shown signs of promise.
With a reported release clause of €150m (£130m), though, he certainly won’t come cheap if and when he leaves Ukraine.