Manchester United were humiliated by former boss Jose Mourinho in the Premier League yesterday as Spurs scored 6 against the Red Devils in their own back-yard.
The Old Trafford outfit were terrible at the back and once again Luke Shaw was one of the worst players on the field. If reports in the media are anything to go by then United are close to signing a new left back.
According to talkSPORT, Man Utd and Porto have finally agreed a fee worth £18million in order to secure the transfer of Alex Telles, who will seal his move before today’s deadline.
On the other hand, as per Goal, the Brazilian international has agreed terms of a four year contract in principle with an option to extend for a further year.
Telles is a proven quality left back who is brilliant in the attacking third as well. Last season, he directly contributed in 25 goals for the Primeira Liga giants.
As far as the current campaign is concerned, the 27-year-old star has thus far featured in 3 games for the reigning Portuguese champions, scored 2 goals and provided as many assists.
At the weekend, Telles played for full 90 minutes vs Maritimo and that was probably his last game for the Liga Nos side as he closes in on joining Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have already conceded 11 goals in the Premier League this term in only three fixtures and they must reinforce things at the back or else prepare for more humiliation.
Luke Shaw joined the club more than 6 years ago and he has never been a top quality fullback for the Red Devils. On and off, the England international has spent time on the treatment table and this season, his performances have been terrible in all honesty.
Would Alex Telles prove to be a hit at Old Trafford? Only time will tell.