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Alex Telles Made Known his Desire to United

Manchester United Brazilian left-back Alex Telles has already hinted to the club that he would be open to returning to his former club FC Porto amid the coming of Tyrell Malacia. United, as revealed on Wednesday, is closing in on the signing of the Dutch international Malacia after agreeing to a deal with Feyenoord on Tuesday.

Alex Telles Wants F.C Porto Return with the Arrival of Malacia

It is understood that Manchester United have agreed to sign the 22-year-old for a fee of € 15 million (£12.9m). The club who is also closing in on the signing of Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong made a last-gasp move to hijack Lyon’s move for Malacia, with the deal progressing at a rapid rate of knots. He will join the club subject to passing a medical once he is back off his summer holiday.

Alex Telles Made Known His Desire To United
Alex Telles Made Known his Desire to United

Malacia’s move to Old Trafford will add further competition to the battle for the left-back Brazilian who has suffered playing time already. Alex Telles is not the only player that will suffer this as Brandon Williams, and Alvaro Fernandez is all affected. The only player that is left now is Luke Shaw.

It was also gathered that Shaw, despite Malacia’s impending arrival, will remain United’s first-choice left-back, but the Dutchman will provide healthy competition for the England international. That means, however, that it could spell bad news for Telles’ career at Old Trafford. The Brazilian has largely been inconsistent since joining the club from Porto back in October 2020, racking up just 50 appearances.

Alex Telles Made Known His Desire To United
Alex Telles Made Known his Desire to United

Alex Telles has already hinted that a return to Porto may be something he would consider. According to him, he said: “FC Porto is a love story, it was the club I most identified with, it was four years there.” He also said: “Besides, my best career numbers were there, what made me come to Manchester United was what I did for FC Porto. I was very well received.” “I am eternally grateful to the club and of course one day I think about going back there and continuing this cycle. It was a very happy period of my life.”

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