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Manchester United confirm £15.4m signing of Alex Telles

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Porto left-back Alex Telles in a £15.4million deal.

The 27-year-old had a medical at Carrington on Sunday night after United finally made a breakthrough in talks with their Portuguese counterparts as he agreed a four-year deal with the option of a further year.

Telles has become United’s second signing of the summer following Donny van de Beek’s £40m arrival from Ajax. Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is expected to follow on deadline day by signing on a free transfer.

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Porto and Brazil left-back Alex Telles

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Porto and Brazil left-back Alex Telles

The Brazil international has joined the Old Trafford club until June 2025 for a fee of £15.4m

The Brazil international has joined the Old Trafford club until June 2025 for a fee of £15.4m

Telles told the club’s official website: ‘To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour. 

‘You have to work hard to get to this moment in your career and now I am coming to this club, I can promise that I will give everything in my heart to be a success here. 

‘I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.’ 

The 27-year-old becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's second signing of this transfer window

The 27-year-old becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing of this transfer window

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been desperate for a new left back to bolster his defensive options even before the club’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

Now the United boss has got his man in Brazil international Telles, who they will pay £13.6m up front for plus £1.8m in add-ons.

With 13 goals and 12 assists in all competitions last season, Telles’ attacking prowess makes him an attractive signing for United and the defender also helped his side keep 20 clean sheets in the Primeira Liga in the 2019-20 campaign.

Solskjaer added: ‘First and foremost, I welcome Alex to United. He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for. He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.

‘Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.’

Solskjaer saw the urgency of adding defenders in wake of the 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham

Solskjaer saw the urgency of adding defenders in wake of the 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham

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