Soccer-Leicester sign Brazilian Tete

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 32 First Leg - Maccabi Tel Aviv v Shakhtar Donetsk - Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel - February 18, 2021 Shakhtar Donetsk's Tete celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Amir Cohen

(Reuters) - Leicester City have signed Brazilian winger Tete on a deal until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

He joins Leicester after a spell with Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais following the suspension of his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk.

A FIFA ruling last year allowed all foreign players based in Ukraine to suspend their contracts. Tete will return to Shakhtar on July 1.

The 22-year-old has made 17 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, scoring six times and contributing three assists, and he has represented Brazil at Under-20 and Under-23 level.

He will be available for Leicester, who are 14th in the table, when they play Aston Villa in their next Premier League game on Saturday.

(Reporting by Adam Millington, editing by Ed Osmond)

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