Friday, October 23, 2020

Alex Telles unhappy with Porto’s asking price amid Manchester United interest

As reported by The Guardian, Alex Telles is not happy with FC Porto’s demands for relinquishing his services amid strong interest from Manchester United.

Apparently, the Portuguese club demand a fee of €20 million (£18.3m), which the left-back feels is unrealistic due to the fact that his contract has entered its final 12 months. Telles is keen for the negotiations between the two clubs to produce results as quickly as possible, but he is aware that they will likely drag on close to the end of the transfer window on October 5th. United share the player’s views on both issues, feeling that somewhere in the region of £12 million would be a much more realistic valuation.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add Telles to his ranks as competition for Luke Shaw, expecting more attacking input from his fullbacks. Telles scored 11 times last season (including penalties, while Shaw found the opposition net only once in his 158 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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