Sevilla confirm transfer of Man Utd's Telles on a season-long loan

Sevilla confirm capture of Manchester United outcast Alex Telles on a season-long loan… with the Spanish side to pay the Brazilian’s wages in full but they have no option to buy him

  • Man United left back Alex Telles has joined 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

Sevilla have confirmed they have signed out-of-favour Alex Telles on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

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

Telles travelled to Spain on Wednesday night for a medical ahead of joining the Spanish outfit having not been part of new manager Erik ten Hag’s plans. 

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

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

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

Telles, 29, is surplus to requirements under 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 £15.8million 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. 

The Spanish side have also earmarked his team-mate Eric Bailly as Jules Kounde’s replacement

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

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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