Alex Telles Finalizing Move to Manchester United

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It appeears that Manchester United could finalize not one, but two new acquisitions in the final hours of the summer transfer window. According to multiple reports, Old Trafford  is wrapping up the acquisitions of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and FC Porto left back Alex Telles.

The latter of which might just see himself inserted into the starting lineup once he arrives.

As you can see from the tweet above, Sky Sports Italy reporter, and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano says it is “here we go” time for United and the 27-year-old Brazilian. The deal is said to be worth just over £15 million ($19m), after the two sides have finally reached a breakthrough in their negotiations. Talks have been ongoing for awhile, but it was only this weekend, apparently that saw United place a bid that the Portugese side found acceptable.

While that may seem like a bit much for Telles, who has spent time at Galatasaray and Internazionale, it might be worth it for United, considering just how awful their defense looks right now. First choice left back Luke Shaw, notoriously injury prone, looked in very poor form today.

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In the disastrous 6-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at home today, he was caught out on the first goal. In another bad incident, he should have been sent off late. Sadly, quite a few United players should have been sent off today who were not (Eric Bailly first and foremost) while Anthony Martial was the only one who was.

Getting Alex Telles will help of course, but it certainly won’t cool off the current backlash among United fans against club CEO Ed Woodward, a sentiment that’s growing amid his bungling of the current roster.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Foolish economist doesn’t know business fake CEO should be assassinated tomorrow.

  2. ole is not bad at all the flops in team are the problem. give him time and players

  3. The only positive at united right now is that we know our problem (woodward&Glazers) but it’s such a shame that sooner rather than later Solskjaer would be the fall guy.

  4. ole is not bad the problem is edwood

  5. IS THAT ALL THAT YOU WANT'(WOODWARD)NOW? ARE YOU HAPPY?

  6. Bright Mark says

    The Ed wood Ward is not good but aswel as ole has failed to manage the little players he has,if am to compare man u and Arsenal players,man u is better off than arsenal but see how it’s playing

  7. I real don’tlike that stupid and fu******* Woodward
    He need to be fired

  8. Am not happy at instead of focusing on Sancho,they should think about strikes,our mid is abit well off

  9. Lil Professor98official says

    You need to replace ole with that Tottenham former manager

  10. I see this coming hopefully we can play Europe next year if we sign poch remember the coach always get sacked not players or CEO
    Ole wake up. From Cornell odion

  11. T0 be sincerely manchester united need a club sp0rting direct0r n0t like this Ed. w0odward and a c0ach like pep, p0chetin0 and kl0pp n0t like 0LE because he is n0t a c0ach that deserve t0 c0ach this club, h0w can a c0ach will be sitting d0wn f0r the w0rle 70minutes with0ut saying anything t0 his players he will just be l0oking at bench tv that beside him this is number 0ne pr0blem sec0ndly he can n0t talk t0 the club sp0rting direct0r and glazer family ab0ut the players he want t0 sign then thirdly h0w can he be benching the likes 0f D0nny Van Der Beek, mata, mct0inamny, lingard? lastly since last 3 m0nths n0w when manchester united neg0ciate ab0ut the 0f sanch0 and up t0 n0w n0 any p0stive news ab0ut him, later they end with the signing 0f endis0n cavani it very unf0rtuniately f0r manchester united am n0 even sure wether they’ll make t0p f0ur and UEFA CHAMPI0NS LEAGUE gr0up stage.

  12. Lawan Abubakar says

    The big problem is ole b/c t
    Is toò youth to be a manchester united manager

  13. Franklin odutola says

    The problem is we need a central defender

  14. Surely Woodward takes the highest blame.. I really wonder whether DAT guy loves Man U

  15. Problem is Ed wood ward not coach why can’t him sign player position 4 to support maquire position 9 to exchange with martial lastly no need of Pogba in that club do something tonight

  16. Edwoodward fuck him

  17. Adebasiku zakeo says

    Ed woodwork should be sacked with immediate effect of tomorrow ..shit

  18. Man united coach ole Gunner ad edwoodard should all be chased or sacked out

  19. Woodward is a fucking stupid! i wonder if that guy luv man utd chess him foreve

  20. Ismail Damulira says

    Woodward is a problem for man united

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