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Manchester United outcast closing in on Old Trafford departure

The Red Devils continue to clean house this summer

Manchester United defender Alex Telles is closing in on a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with the Brazilian full-back set to depart for Sevilla on a loan deal for the upcoming season.

With the Red Devils having signed Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord already this season, Telles has been deemed surplus to requirements, with Luke Shaw and Malacia to fight it out for a spot in Erik ten Hag’s first XI.

The 29-year-old made 21 appearances for Manchester United in the Premier League last season, contributing 4 assists in what was a disappointing campaign on both a personal and collective note in Manchester.

And with Manchester United forward Anthony Martial having spent the latter half of last season on loan in Seville, the Spanish club have once again utilised the loan path from Old Trafford to bring Telles to La Liga.

There is thought to be no option to buy the player in the deal, meaning that Telles will return to Manchester next summer, with his contract up in 2024 as it stands.

Departures still to come

Alex Telles is not expected to be the last departure from the current Manchester United defensive ranks between now and the end of the transfer window in September, with the Red Devils squad currently bloated following the arrivals of Malacia and Lisandro Martinez.

On the incomings front, the Red Devils are still keen on a deal for Frenkie de Jong, though that remains doubtful with De Jong thought to want to stay at the Camp Nou. They are also in the market for a forward, though it is unclear at this point who that will be.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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