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Flamengo linked with surprise move for Manchester United left-back Alex Telles

Manchester United’s sidelined player, Alex Telles, has caught the attention of Brazilian club Flamengo, sparking their interest in acquiring his services.

The English club had secured a deal with Telles on 5th October 2020, for a reported fee of £15.4 million. During his time at Manchester United, Telles made 30 appearances for the club. His market value, as estimated by Transfermarkt, currently stands at €7.5 million.

Telles, who spent the previous season on loan at Sevilla, seems likely to bid farewell to European football this summer.

During his loan spell at Sevilla, Telles showcased his abilities in 27 matches, garnering valuable experience.

Alex Telles
Alex Telles

According to The Mirror, Flamengo is keen to bring Telles back to his home country, Brazil, with the prospect of him becoming a regular starter in their first team.

At Manchester United, Telles faces stiff competition for the left-back position, contending with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Brandon Williams, and Alvaro Fernandez.

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While Telles may not currently be the first-choice left-back for Manchester United, he retains hopes of attracting interest from other European clubs who may be seeking his services.

Earlier in the summer, rumors had surfaced linking Telles with a return to FC Porto, his former club.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Flamengo’s expressed interest in Alex Telles signifies the player’s enduring appeal and highlights his potential to make a significant impact in Brazilian football. Telles’ future remains uncertain as he explores options both within and outside of Europe, striving to secure a position that allows him regular playing time and the opportunity to display his talents on the pitch.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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