Marcos Antonio and Tete

Thursday, March 14, 2019



On March 14, Opera Hotel played host to the official presentation of Shakhtar newcomers Tete and Marcos Antonio

The club CEO Sergei Palkin handed player shirts to the Brazilian midfielders (Marcos Antonio chose the number 88, and Tete picked the number 14) and commented on the transfer campaign.

Sergei Palkin, FC Shakhtar CEO:

- Transfer policy is a never-ending process. Because some players leave us, while some new, good and quality players always appear. If we take the last eight months, then, I believe, we’ve carried out an excellent transfer campaign and acquired very good players. These guys, if they work hard, will become European football stars in the future. On our part, we’ve done everything to bring them in, and now it's their turn to prove that they deserve to play in our team and to wear the Shakhtar shirt. Everything is in their hands these days.

- Should we expect the signing of central defenders in the next transfer window?
- Let’s not make premature plans. When the next transfer window starts, the decision-making will follow. There’s some time left, and many things can change. If you mean the current situation, we haven’t yet taken any decisions in this regard, as we’ve got the central defenders.
We want to remind you that Shakhtar will play their next game vs Zorya in Zaporizhia on March 16. It kicks off at 17:00.