Manchester United star Alex Telles has joined Spanish giants Sevilla on a season-long loan deal as a result of competition for places in the left-back area at Old Trafford.
Telles featured aplenty in the red half of Manchester last season, making 26 appearances and scoring one goal; a sumptuous volley against Villarreal in United’s mesmerising comeback in the Champions League.
However, with the return of Luke Shaw from a long-term injury and the signing of young left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord earlier in the transfer window, competition for places is at an all-time high – punting Telles further down the pecking order.
The former Porto star is only 29, and at the peak of his career will be expecting to play games regularly – and the Andalusian club have offered him as such by tying him down on a loan deal that will last until the start of July 2023.
“Manchester United defender and Brazil international Alex Telles has agreed to spend the 2022/23 season on loan with Sevilla in Spain,” a statement by the club read.
“The signing of young defender Tyrell Malacia earlier this summer has only increased the competition for places in his position.
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“A popular and professional member of the squad, Telles leaves United with everybody’s best wishes for the campaign to come and Reds supporters will be following Sevilla’s results from afar.”