Manchester United left back Alex Telles makes a permanent move to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
The 30-year-old becomes the new name among the fleet of European players trooping into the Saudi Pro League after Cristiano Ronaldo brought the league to the limelight.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United will receive a £4 million fixed fee plus add-ons, with the player accruing £7 million net per season plus add-ons.
The Brazil International’s move to Al Nassr salvages him from being an “outcast” under Erik Ten Hag after he spent a one-year loan spell with Sevilla and clinched the UEFA Europa League trophy after trashing José Mourinho’s side Roma after a penalty shootout at Puskás Aréna Park Stadium, Budapest.
Telles made 50 appearances with the Reds and scored one goal, which came off in the 2021–2022 Champions League group stage match against Villareal after He joined Manchester United in 2020 for a fee of £15 million from Porto.
He had lots of playing time under Ralf Rangnick, but lost his defensive role to Luke Shaw, who has had full playing time under Dutch Manager Erik Ten Hag and was even improvised occasionally as a full back in place of Harry Maguire, who had lost form.
Telles missed the 2022–2023 season at Old Trafford after he spent one season on loan at Sevilla, making 38 appearances and starting 23 of them. He provided three assists in all competitions.
Returning from his loan stint with the Los Nervioneses, Telles seems to lack a place in Ten Hag’s plans, hence exploring options outside Old Trafford despite having a year left in his contract.
He joins the likes of N’golo Kante, Reuben Neves, Edouard Mendy, Marcelo Brozivic, Roberto Firmino and others in the Saudi Pro league which Ronaldo remarked as better than the American Major League Soccer yesterday.