GdS: Shakhtar winger the perfect profile for Pioli and Elliott Management – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s attacking targets have taken on a decidedly Brazilian flavour as the management have set their sights on Tete of Shakhtar Donetsk, a report claims.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are targeting Mateus Cardoso Lemos Martins – known as Tete – in addition to Kaio Jorge of Santos. He plays mainly as a right winger for Skakhtar Donetsk and Milan have wanted the 21-year-old since last year, without making a concrete move as they would have gone over the non-EU threshold.

Tete is not a priority for the Rossoneri at the moment because the squad available to Pioli needed to be adjusted. A central attacking midfielder is of greater urgency, as is another midfielder and a deputy right-back, while a young centre-forward is above a right winger at this stage.

Tete is a perfect profile for Elliott’s project: 21 years old, a not very high salary and excellent potential to grow. If Roberto De Zerbi were to have a Berardi-esque impact on him at Shakhtar then he could really turn into an excellent player.

He has a characteristic that Pioli looks for too as he is able to beat a man with the dribble, creating numerical superiority against closed defences. Now, we wait and see if the dynamic changes.

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6 Comments

  1. John McDermott says:

    I keep reading reports such as this about the supposed need to buy a back-up for Calabria at right back. Kalulu is more than capable of doing that job, as he demonstrated last season.

  2. Pedro Henrique Carneiro de Sousa says:

    muy buen playmaker for Milan.

  3. Vero Rossonero says:

    “If Roberto De Zerbi were to have a Berardi-esque impact on him at Shakhtar then he could really turn into an excellent player.” And his price tag will skyrocket.

    1. Albert kinful says:

      Pls there is no need for us buy another right back, because kalulu can play that likewise Alexes salamerkes in case of emergency, so there is no need for us to waste on another right back.

  4. Rodger says:

    I think between Kalulu, Salamaekers, Calabria and Conti… right back spot should be covered!

    Bigger issues with Tete are:
    – non EU player
    – currently on very low taxes
    – price tag and Shaktar have no need to sell
    – value likely to rise if they keep him another year

  5. Kelvin says:

    Simple we can buy him and loan him to gala for a season. Next season we launch him.

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