Manchester United defender Alex Telles joins Sevilla on loan for season

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Alex Telles joined Manchester United from Porto in 2020

Manchester United's Brazil defender Alex Telles has joined La Liga side Sevilla on a season-long loan.

Telles has been squeezed out at United after new boss Erik ten Hag signed left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and central defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

Sevilla will cover all of the 29-year-old's wages and are under no obligation to buy at the end of the loan deal.

Malacia is vying with Luke Shaw for the left-back slot.

That meant Telles had spent much of pre-season playing in central defence but Martinez's arrival from Ajax means he is no longer required by United.

The move should ensure Telles can play first-team football as he targets a World Cup place, having been recalled to the Brazil squad in January after a 14-month absence.

Telles joined United in 2020, signing for 15m euros (£13.6m) from Porto.

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