Man Utd have forged a verbal agreement over selling a player Erik ten Hag doesn’t fancy, with the exit set to aid three further additions United are planning, per reports.
The Red Devils’ summer spending will rise to around £100m once Andre Onana signs on the dotted line. The Inter Milan goalkeeper will cost roughly £43m, while Mason Mount set Man Utd back £55m.
However, the action on the arrivals front is far from over, with Fabrizio Romano reporting United want a back-up stopper and a holding midfielder as well as a starting centre-forward.
Given three further additions are wanted, an expensive move that could cost upwards of £100m for Harry Kane is fading away.
That’s according to the Telegraph, with both they and the Daily Mail subsequently reporting it’s now full steam ahead for United regarding Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund.
But to ensure United can make the three extra additions they crave, player sales are a must.
One star whose exit must come sooner rather than later is left-back Alex Telles.
The Brazil international only has one year left on his contract, meaning United are in danger of losing him for free in 2024. Along with Eric Bailly, Telles was left off United’s pre-season tour of America.
Now, according to Romano, United have found a buyer in the form of Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr. What’s more, a verbal agreement between the clubs has been struck.
Romano tweeted it’s ‘here we go soon’ following the verbal agreement, with the documentation in the deal now being checked.
Little else was revealed regarding the move, though it stands to reason United will recoup a decent fee given whon they’re selling to.
Telles is 30 years of age, though age didn’t stop Chelsea securing £20m for 32-year-old Kalidou Koulibaly when selling to Al Hilal. Liverpool, meanwhile, are gunning for between £10m-£20m for 33-year-old Jordan Henderson who is wanted by Al Ettifaq.
In any case, whatever fee United generate for Telles will be put towards new signings. His wages will also be removed from the club’s books.