Tyrell Malacia’s arrival could be bad news for Manchester United defender Alex Telles

Alex Telles of Manchester United
Alex Telles of Manchester United / IMAGO

Erik Ten Hag is closed to signing Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia for a fee of €15 million (£12.9m). As the agreement was sealed along with his medical once he is back off his summer holiday, For Alex Telles, It was a sign to leave Manchester United and hope to move with his former club, FC Porto. 

Telles has already hinted that he would be open to returning to his former club FC Porto. However, he is aiming to impress manager Erik ten Hag throughout pre-season. Erik Ten Hag intended to strengthen the squad by adding Tyrell Malacia. 

However, it could spell bad news for Telles’ career at Old Trafford. He failed to establish himself as a first-team player, since he joined the club from Porto back in October 2020. According to Manchester Evening News, he could be open to making an exit for more game-time.

Therefore, Alex Telles prefers to leave the current club and return to FC Porto. Perhaps Porto can help to unleash his notable moves once more. 

FC Porto is a love story, it was the club I most identified with, it was four years there,” Telles said, speaking on a podcast earlier this year. “I identified with the city and made many friends, it has a special place in my heart.”

“Besides, my best career numbers were there, what made me come to Manchester United was what I did for FC Porto. I was very well received.”

“I am eternally grateful to the club and of course one day I think about going back there and continuing this cycle. It was a very happy period of my life.”