Manchester United left-back Alex Telles is set to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi club Al Nassr this summer, according to reports.
Erik ten Hag wants to offload several players this summer to ease FFP concerns and the 30-year-old is one player he wants to sell.
Telles joined Man Utd from Porto in 2020, for a fee of approximately £15.3m. He has made 50 appearances for the Red Devils and has never really nailed down a consistent starting spot in the team.
As per the Daily Mail, the Brazil international even posed in an Al-Nassr shirt after agreeing on personal terms of £7m-per-year.
However, there was speculation in the Middle East that the transfer had collapsed at the last minute.
This would have been a huge blow for Man Utd, who, as mentioned, are looking to generate as much money as possible from player sales this summer.
Despite these rumours, the report notes that the deal is now ‘back on’ and the Red Devils still expect the sale of Telles to go ahead.
Al Nassr eye double Man Utd raid
As mentioned, Telles looks set to join his old Man Utd teammate Ronaldo at Al-Nassr and a number of other former Premier League stars who have made the switch to the Saudi Pro League.
N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, Roberto Firmino and Ruben Neves have all swapped the Premier League for Saudi this summer.
Interestingly, Man Utd centre-back Eric Bailly is also heavily linked with a switch to Al Nassr. Telles may be followed to the Saudi club by the Frenchman.
Telles and Bailly definitely won’t be the only players to leave Man Utd this summer, though.
Anthony Elanga looks set to join Nottingham Forest, for instance, and Dean Henderson may well join him at the City Ground on loan.
The funds generated from these four potential exits will help Ten Hag fund deals for his own transfer targets.
With Andre Onana’s move to Man Utd now confirmed, the manager is looking to bring in a new striker as a priority. Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani are the players at the top of Man Utd’s shortlist.
With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if Man Utd start making more concrete moves for their striker targets once the sale of Telles to Al Nassr is completed.