Alex Telles seems to be closing in on a deal that’ll see him play for Sevilla next season.
Manchester United Football Club are doing a pretty good job at selling players this summer, with Erik ten Hag trimming down the squad significantly – presumably to make room for new faces.
A left-back has been added this summer in the form of Tyrell Malacia, meaning Alex Telles was deemed someone who was likely to depart.
Yesterday, we covered a claim stating that Sevilla were leading the race to acquire the Brazilian.
Now, TNT Sports Brasil has offered us a further update in regards to where Telles will be playing his football next season.
Their sources are telling them that a deal that’ll see Telles head to Sevilla is ‘practically closed’ pending a medical and the agreement of a contract with the player.
As things stand, it looks like the United star is set to leave the club on loan for the 2022/23 season, though we have no information in regards to whether Sevilla has an option or obligation to buy Telles outright.
Again, it comes back to United. It was always going to be so tough to sell Telles outright due to his extremely high wages. No club in the world would be willing to take those on permanently, hence, a loan always looked like the most likely option. I think it’s safe to assume the Old Trafford club will still be paying a large chunk of those wages.
For Telles, a move to the Premier League hasn’t quite worked out as he’d hoped. There’s no doubting his quality with the ball at feet. However, there are major concerns about his defensive abilities, particularly positionally.
This feels like a good move for all involved, though I do wonder what’ll happen with Telles next summer when he comes back to Manchester when this loan ends.
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