Man United defender Telles travels to Spain ahead of Sevilla medical

Alex Telles travels to Spain ahead of Sevilla medical as left-back prepares to complete season-long loan move from Man United TODAY… with LaLiga side set to pay Brazilian’s full salary

  • Man United left-back Alex Telles is set to join Sevilla on a season-long loan
  • The Spanish outfit have no option to buy the Brazilian at the end of the loan 
  • The 29-year-old defender joined the Red Devils in October 2020 for £15.4million
  • However, Telles  played second fiddle to Luke Shaw, 27, in his debut campaign

Manchester United full-back Alex Telles travelled to Spain on Wednesday night for a medical ahead of joining Sevilla on Thursday on a season loan.

Sevilla have agreed to pay the Brazilian’s salary in full but there will be no loan fee or option to buy.

The Spanish side have also earmarked his United teammate Eric Bailly as a potential replacement for Jules Kounde, who left for Barcelona last week.

Manchester United left-back Alex Telles has travelled to Spain ahead of his Sevilla medical

Telles – who only started one of United’s six pre-season friendlies – will see his full salary paid by Sevilla

Telles, 29, is surplus to requirements under Erik ten Hag who has bought Tyrell Malacia to increase competition for Luke Shaw while Lisandro Martinez can also cover that position.

Brazilian full-back Telles, who joined United from Porto for £15.8m in 2020, made 26 appearances last season. 

He has figured in pre-season friendlies and was among the goalscorers in last week’s behind closed doors friendly win over Wrexham. 

Talks have advanced quickly and he is expected to sign for Sevilla before the weekend.

The Spanish side have also earmarked his teammate Eric Bailly as Jules Kounde’s replacement

Telles’ chances of playing next season are slim considering Luke Shaw has returned to action and manager Erik ten Hag (left) has also signed Tyrell Malacia (right) 

Sevilla have a good relationship with United and believe Telles can have a big impact on their squad.

Bailly has an offer from Fulham plus interest from Roma and AC Milan but is on Sevilla’s three man shortlist and is awaiting a serious bid.

United are also poised to agree a loan for Ethan Laird to join Watford this week. However, Phil Jones is waiting for other options rather than pursue a proposal to join Wayne Rooney at DC United.

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