Manchester United set to sign Porto fullback Alex Telles

When Manchester United set their eyes on a player, more often than not, they force their way into getting him. This time they have set their sights on Alex Telles, and the club are working hard to cut a deal with Porto for the fullback.

As per British media, Manchester United are set to sign Porto fullback Alex Telles.

The Brazil international was signed by Porto in July 2016 from Galatasaray for a fee of 6.5 million euros. The 27-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.

The fullback has banged in 13 goals and provided 12 assists in 49 matches for Porto last term on all fronts.

Alex Telles
Alex Telles

The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best fullbacks in Brazil.

Alex Telles has earned one senior cap for the Brazil national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a new fullback and Telles is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

His arrival would give Manchester United some much needed tactical flexibility.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

According to the report, “Manchester United are aiming to close a deal for Porto fullback Alex Telles. A Bola says the Brazil international’s agents are in England today for talks with United over personal terms. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants competition at left-back for Luke Shaw and has Telles under consideration as an option. With a deal to 2021, Telles is available from Porto and there’s a belief amongst intermediaries that he will be a United player before their Premier League season kicks off next weekend. United are also in talks with Real Madrid for Sergio Reguilon, though in Portugal it’s claimed Telles is now favoured by Solskjaer.”

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Manchester United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Telles to join the club.

Good signing for Manchester United?

The Premier League side must look to bring in a better fullback and Alex Telles could be a good option for them.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester United.

If Solskjaer sees him as the right man for his side, United should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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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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