Sevilla has completed the signing of left-back Alex Telles from Manchester United on a season long-loan deal.
The La Liga outfit is believed to have agreed to pay the 29-year-old’s full salary, although there is no option to buy the Brazilian next summer.
Telles has become Julen Lopetegui’s second signing of the summer window after the arrival of compatriot Marcao from Galatasaray for around £10 million.
Sevilla confirmed the arrival of Telles on their official website and social media platforms, while Telles has taken to Twitter to announce his temporary move to Los Rojiblancos.
A post from the defender read: “VAMOS! I am honored by this opportunity. I arrive with a lot of desire to add and get the best possible results for Sevilla. I can’t wait to debut and be able to help my teammates.”
After four years with Portuguese giants Porto, Telles joined Man United for around £15 million in the summer of 2020.
The left-back has contributed with one goals and eight assists in 50 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions, with his only strike coming against Villarreal in a 2-1 Champions League group-stage win in September last year.
Telles struggled to hit the ground running last season due to injury, but following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim head coach in Novemeber, the Brazilian featured regularly at left-back.
Telles eventually featured in 26 games across all tournaments during the 2021-22 campaign, including 21 Premier League appearances.
The former Galatasaray and Inter Milan man was part of Erik ten Hag’s squad on United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, and on Sunday he played the full 90 minutes of their 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.
However, Telles is seemingly surplus to requirements under United’s new Dutch boss, who now has summer arrival Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw battling for the left-back spot, while Lisandro Martinez can also operate on the left side if required.
Telles could make his competitive debut for Sevilla in their opening La Liga fixture of the new season away at Osasuna on August 12.
Meanwhile, Sevilla is allegedly interested in recruiting another player from Man United, as they have identified centre-back Eric Bailly as a potential target.
However, the Spanish side, is set to face competition from the likes of Fulham, AC Milan and Roma for the 28-year-old, who is believed to be available for less than £10 million.