‘Done and sealed’ - Fabrizio Romano confirms Man Utd transfer as £15m signing ‘set to leave’

Manchester United are set to sell one of their squad members to Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr
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Alex Telles is on the cusp of being confirmed as an Al Nassr player, ending his three-year association with Manchester United, according to reports.

The 30-year-old from Brazil arrived at United in October 2020, signing a four-year deal for a reported fee of £15.4 million. His contract also included the option for a further year.

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports the former FC Porto man completed the main parts of his medical on Friday and is set to be announced as an Al Nassr player soon.

The defender spent last season on loan with Sevilla, making 38 appearances for the club as he provided three assists and was part of the side that lifted the Europa League.

He was on the bench for the 2-2 draw against United at Old Trafford and made a late appearance as a substitute as Sevilla clinched a 3-0 win over the Red Devils in the return leg.

Telles played 50 times for United in total, scoring one goal and providing eight assists. His only strike for United came in a 2-1 win over Villareal in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage as he fired home a precise volley from the edge of the area.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner in that game, as he netted in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Telles is set to reunite with Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia, after the former United star made the switch to Al Nassr earlier this year.

Ronaldo recently talked up the potential of the Saudi Pro League, with the division targeting and signing a number of players from European clubs already this summer.

"Europe lost a lot of quality," the Portugal captain said recently.

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"The only one that is one of the best is the Premier League; the Spanish league lost its level, the Portuguese one is not 'top', the German one also lost a lot of quality.

"The USA? No, the Saudi championship is much better than the USA. In one year, more and more top players will come to Saudi. In a year the Saudi league will overtake the Turkish league and Dutch league."

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