Manchester United confirm second summer departure

The Red Devils are beginning their summer clearout

Manchester United have confirmed their second summer departure as Alex Telles has joined Al-Nassr on a permanent deal.

The left-back, who was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjear for a fee of £15m in 2020, has not featured for the Red Devils under Erik ten Hag, and spent last season out on loan with Spanish side Sevilla, where he appeared 38 times.

Though playing just 5 minutes of the Europa League tie between the two sides (which Sevilla won 5-2), he played 95 minutes in the final as he helped his side lift the title after beating Roma on penalties.

However, following the arrival of Tyrell Malacia he dropped down the pecking order and now he is set to depart Old Trafford permanently after exactly 50 appearances for the Red Devils.

Manchester United are set to net around £4m from the deal and Telles becomes their first sale of the summer, after they agreed to let David de Gea leave on a free transfer earlier in the window.

They have signed Andre Onana from Inter Milan and Mason Mount from Chelsea in a bid to overhaul their squad, while they are also locked in talks over a move for Rasmus Hojlund to bolster their frontline.

Al-Nassr have been one of the busier clubs in the Saudi top flight this summer and have already signed Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and Lens star Seko Fofana, while a move for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech fell through after the Moroccan failed his medical.

Telles will reunite with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who made the move six months ago and has seen a host of stars follow him, something which he claims would not have happened without his influence.

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