Tchê Tchê on his way to Dynamo Kiyv

Multiple sources confirm that a deal has been reached between Palmeiras and Dynamo Kiyv: at a price tag of approximately € 5M, Tchê Tchê is heading for Ukraine. Considering that Palmeiras hold 100% of the player’ economic rights, and that Tchê arrived at zero cost, the offer is far too good to pass up.

Tchê Tchê has scored 5 goals in 112 appearances for Palmeiras since joining the club from Audax in 2016. This will be the player’s first international experience. He joins forward Júnior Moraes as the second Brazilian-born player in Dynamo Kiyv’s squad.

Tchê Tchê was, for two consecutives years, the player with most appearances in the Brazilian Championship for Palmeiras: in 2016, he featured in 37 out of 38 games and in 2017, in 34 games. In the victorious campaign of 2016, he was nominated as one of the best midfielders of the championship.

Tchê Tchê against Junior Barranquilla, last Wednesday. Probably, his last game for Palmeiras (photo credits: Cesar Greco/Ag. Palmeiras)

A versatile player, Tchê Tchê’s usual position is as defensive midfielder, but he has often taken up position as fullback. In 2018, the good performances of Felipe Melo and Bruno Henrique saw him lose space in the regular starting-eleven and now, with Jean and Moisés returning from injury, seems a good time for departure.

Good luck, Tchê Tchê! Thank you for your excellent contributions during the Brazilian Championship of 2016. We will never forget.

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