Bruno Fernandes has become an integral part of United. Ole Gunnar is searching in the Portuguese League for another solution.
It was around this time last year that Manchester United made the signing for Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese ace was putting up an impressive season at Sporting Lisbon. This eventually caught the eye of many top-flight clubs. But Manchester United made a stunner with signing the ace. The rest is known to any football spectator.
The deal did not go about too easily though. The Portuguese media were all making news of Bruno making an exit. United was pretty irritated by the huge fuss from Premier Liga. But we saw them complete a move soon enough as well. Fernandes is now nicked as United’s midfield general. The midfielder has been key to Ole’s lineup ever since his arrival.
Yet again with a crisis in hand, Ole is looking at the Portuguese league for a solution. Luke Shaw has been in and out of injuries the whole season. Hence, Man United needs a man to cover for England international. Porto left-back Alex Telles seems to be the right choice United have in their mind.
But a hoard of clubs already has their eyes set upon the star. Chelsea being a top contender, among others. The Blues are in desperate need of an LB and are keen to sign Ben Chilwell. But Leicester City price tag may divert them to their secondary options which include Telles. Hence, United will have to make a hasty move if they want the man in Old Trafford.
Telles will make an exit this summer
Alex Telles will surely make an exit from Premeira Liga this summer, via MEN Sports. The Brazilian has been having a very impressive season for Porto. But the Portuguese media have made reports of him opting for an exit. This has open the door for United to make a move.
Manchester has two options for the left-back role. Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams are Ole’s regular picks. But Shaw has not been able to be up on full potential this season. Despite him working up his maximum levels, his progress is hampered by injury.
Luke has made just 20 appearances this season. In addition to that, Luke will be out for a major part of next season due to an injury against Southampton. This means Ole will need an alternative option to step in his role. Naturally, it’ll be Brandon Williams, but he is still a raw talent. Who Ole still needs to groom into greater heights.
Hence, Alex Telles seems to be the next best option for United to consider. With the man available in the market, they must make a speedy transfer. United have long been targeting Jadon Sancho. And are still behind the winger, hence, they are conservative about transfer funds. Telles will be an option who will not tamper their plans of Sancho deal. Hence, they must make a jump to seal the deal before anyone steals him away.
Telles has an impressive record
The defender has an impressive record as well. Though a left-back Telles had 11 goals and 8 assists to his name in 30 apps. This a very impressive tally for a defender. But this is not a one-season wonder either. In his debut year with Porto, he made eight-goal chances. The following year he had three goals and 14 assists. Almost double of his previous year tally.
In addition to the goal-scoring, he is a solid defender too. His overall statistics are higher than that of Luke Shaw. Giving Ole all the more reason to make a move for him. Telles can easily bolster his attacking from the backline.
With competition from the likes of Chelsea, United will have to decide fast. Telles is also keen to start a new venture. With just a year left in his contract, negotiations will be easy for United. So Ole has to press his interest in the LB and seal a deal.