A young Brazilian forward who has impressed with his performances in the Champions League this season has spoken of his “dream” to possibly play for Liverpool in the future.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s 20-year-old right winger Tete told Esporte Interativo (via LiverpoolOffside) cited the Reds as one club for whom he would love to play at some stage in his career, speaking of his ambitions to feature in the Premier League.
He said: “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. The Premier League is an extraordinary competition, the game is played at a great pace, there are lots of great managers and great clubs. I feel players have more creative freedom there.” [Esporte Interativo, via LiverpoolOffside]
Tete, a Brazil under-20 international who joined Shakhtar Donetsk from Gremio in his homeland in February 2019, has scored nine goals and set up another seven in 36 appearances for the Ukrainian club.
He featured in three matches for Luis Castro’s side in the Champions League group stage this season and gave a very encouraging account of himself in the two matches that he started. He registered three shots in the 1-1 draw away to Manchester City in November, more than any of his team-mates that night, and played four key passes in their defeat to Atalanta (as per WhoScored). He also stood out in the 1-1 Europa League draw against Wolfsburg last month, recording two shots and two successful dribbles as well as being fouled four times (WhoScored).
At just 20 and with Mohamed Salah thriving in the right winger role at Liverpool, Tete still seems some way off standing any realistic chance of establishing himself at Anfield if he were to make the move to Merseyside. He is still quite inexperienced in senior football but, having made an impression in several fixtures on the European stage this season, he definitely seems like a young talent worth keeping an eye on over the coming months. If he can keep delivering on his strong potential and continues to harbour hopes of playing for Liverpool, there could be a discernible chance of the Anfield club giving him the opportunity to fulfil his dream in the years ahead.
Liverpool fans, what did you make of Tete’s words about his career ambitions? Does he strike you as a player that you’d like to have at Anfield in years to come? Share your views in the comments section below!