Last night, the Gones had made an appointment with the press without the slightest explanation. As expected, it was to announce the arrival of a surprise recruit.
Olympique Lyonnais played the kings of suspense! Last night, the Rhone club put the media on alert by announcing the holding of a surprise press conference in the presence of President Jean-Michel Aulas, Vincent Ponsot, Deputy Managing Director, and Bruno Cheyrou, Technical Advisor and director of recruitment since Juninho left this winter. All this without giving any explanation.
But quickly, the mystery was solved. Les Gones invited the press to announce a surprise recruit. Indeed, the Rhodaniens took advantage of the new rules put in place by FIFA since the war in Ukraine to recover an attacker from Shakhtar Donetsk. Les Gones also had until tomorrow to register their reinforcement in the Europa League. It is therefore the Brazilian Tetê (22 years old) who has been chosen.
An attacking reinforcement for OL
“Olympique Lyonnais informs of the arrival until June 30 of the Brazilian right winger Tetê, from Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), in accordance with the system recently put in place by FIFA and validated by UEFA allowing to the players of the Ukrainian championship, stopped by the war, to engage freely in another club “indicates the press release published on the official website of Les Gones.
Former Grêmio resident, Tetê joined Ukraine and Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2019. In Premier Liha, the native of Porto Alegre scored 25 goals in 75 matches. Appeared six times this season in the Champions League (0 goals), the left-handed attacking midfielder will therefore have a new opportunity to play in a European Cup.