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Manchester United Left-Back Close To An Exit This Summer: Good Decision From Ten Hag?

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According to a report from Manchester Evening News, Manchester United defender Alex Telles is nearing a transfer to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. The 30-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, is considered a player that United must sell since his contract is set to expire next summer. Figures at Old Trafford expect the Brazil international to complete a permanent move for around £6 million after nearly three years at the club.

Telles’ Loan Spell With Sevilla Last Season

Telles had a decent loan spell with Sevilla last season, as he put in a few influential displays for the Spanish outfit on the left flank. He managed to produce two assists over 32 appearances throughout the campaign.

The Brazilian sensation did well on both ends of the pitch, averaging 1.3 clearances, 0.8 tackles, 0.7 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in La Liga. He was also accurate when distributing the ball to his teammates after completing 81.1% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top flight (stats via whoscored).

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MAY 31: Alex Telles of Sevilla FC controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League 2022/23 final match between Sevilla FC and AS Roma at Puskas Arena on May 31, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Good Decision From Erik Ten Hag To Let Him Exit Manchester United?

Telles excels as an attacking left-back, showcasing impressive skills in dribbling, crossing, and creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His ability to finish chances from his position adds to his attacking prowess, making him a valuable asset. With exceptional delivery, Telles can find his teammates in space through accurate crosses.

Despite his attacking abilities, Telles is not solely focused on offence. He is also a capable defender, contributing diligently on the defensive end. His tackling proficiency and adeptness in reading the game and intercepting passes highlight his well-rounded defensive capabilities.

Despite having much to offer, Alex Telles is currently surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, leaving him with limited opportunities for regular playtime. As a result, the most viable option for him would be to seek an exit from Man United in search of consistent action on the field. Joining the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr could be a great move for the 30-year-old, allowing him to play alongside former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and contribute significantly to their squad.

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