Alex Telles joins Manchester United. After a series of negotiations, Manchester United has finally signed the Brazilian left-back from Porto. The player always wanted a move to the Old Trafford. So the transfer fee was only a matter of concern which is agreed by Porto. The supporters wanted this deal very badly as there is a lack of options for the left-back position, especially when the team is underperforming. Last night they were heavily goal-fed by Tottenham where they lost the game by 6-1 at Old Trafford. So this deal could calm down the fans along with the Edinson Cavani deal. Manchester United has confirmed this on their official website as well as on social media.
Alex Telles joins Manchester United: Contract Details
As Alex Telles joins Manchester United, the Premier League club will pay €15m with add-ons. Manchester United badly needed a left-back to bolster their defense. Alex Telles has signed a 4-year contract till 2025 with an option to extend one more year, according to Sky Sports Italia journalist and transfer hunter Fabrizio Romano.
Alex Telles: Career At a Glance
Now that Alex Telles joins Manchester United, let’s have a look at his career. Alex Telles is a very highly rated left-back in Brazil. He started his professional football at the age of 19 with Juventude against Sao Jose-Pa in 2011. His first professional goal was against Cruzeiro in a 1-1 draw. Then he secured a transfer to Gremio.
He made his Brasileiro Serie A debut in a 2-0 win against Nautico. On 22nd January 2014, he made a move to Galatasaray for 4 years on a transfer fee of €6 million. He made his debut against Tokatspor in a 3-0 win. Telles made his SuperLig debut in a 3-0 win against Eskişehirspor. He made 39 appearances for Galatasaray having scored 2 goals. Next season he was loaned to Inter Milan on 31st August 2015. He only made 26 appearances for Inter.
On 12th July 2016, FC Porto announced the signing of Telles from Galatasaray for a transfer fee of €6.5 million. He made his maiden Primeira Liga debut against Rio Ave in a 3-1 away win. Despite a scratchy start he gradually became a wall for the attackers. He scored his first goal for Porto against the rivals Boavista in a 3-1 win at Estadio do Dragao. In his 128 appearances for Porto, he scored 21 times.
How can the Brazilian left-back help revive the defense of Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing huge problems for his backline. United’s backline is getting exposed day after day. The attacking attributes of the United full-backs are also not up to the mark. Alex can fulfill the voids on the left flank and can overlap to cross the ball into the opponent D-box. Alex Telles’ attacking attributes are quite impressive and can help Manchester United to strengthen their attack also along with the defense.
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