Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Brazil international Alex Telles, according to Mohamed Bouhafsi. The 27-year-old will reportedly sign a five-year deal with the Red Devils. All that’s left now for Manchester United is to agree on a fee with FC Porto.
Alex Telles Agrees Personal Terms With Manchester United
Transfer Alternative for Reguilon
Manchester United have set their sights on Alex Telles after failing to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid. The Red Devils had come close to signing the Spaniard, but Madrid’s insistence on a buy-back clause ended the interest.
In Telles, Manchester United will have found an equal, if not better, left-back than the 23-year-old Spaniard. Telles is one of the best left-backs currently playing outside the top five leagues in Europe. Renowned for his crossing skills, the 27-year-old’s bombing runs and defensive abilities have been a regular sight at the Estádio do Dragão.
The left-back position has been a major area of concern for the Red Devils. Over the years, Luke Shaw’s injury troubles had left Manchester United without a proper left-back playing in that position. If Telles arrives, he could provide cover as well as competition to Luke Shaw.
The PSG situation
Paris Saint-Germain are currently in the market for a left-back following a rough start to their campaign. A six-match ban to second choice left-back Laywin Kurazawa following his involvement in the Le Classique derby brawl had left the Parisiens a man short in that position. The situation further worsened for PSG after regular starter Juan Bernat suffered an ACL tear during their last match against FC Metz.
The injury and suspension has left Thomas Tuchel with just one fit left-back, Mitchel Bakker, in the senior squad.