Sevilla appear unwilling to sign full-back Alex Telles permanently from Manchester United this summer, unless the Reds lower their demands for the Brazil international.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who claim Sevilla are happy with Telles, but don’t agree with United’s valuation given he will be entering the final year of his contract.
Sevilla make a valid point and United should be looking to sell Telles when the transfer market reopens. He’s surplus to requires at left-back, with Erik ten Hag having every reason to be happy with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia as his two options.
The Spanish newspaper also claims there is set to be a major overhaul of the Sevilla squad at the end of the season. They’ve had a terrible season and will be looking to cause an upset when they face United in the Europa League quarter-finals.
As things stand, Telles will be returning to United at the end of the season, which isn’t particularly good news. It means we’ll have to find a buyer elsewhere and he sounds happy in Spain.
“What I have to do is my job in the best possible,” Telles told Estadio, when asked about his future this week.
“I don’t think about the future because that depends on what I do now. Now I have to play and train.
“I’ve always said that I’m happy at Sevilla, I’m treated very well and now I have to play and do my best, which is the most important thing.”
Telles could also be hoping that Ten Hag changes his mind and takes him back at United, but we can’t see that happening.
Manchester United draw Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals
The Reds learned their fate in the Europa League yesterday after knocking Real Betis out in the last-16.
United will return to Seville where they will take on Sevilla, but the Spanish side won’t be able to play Telles for the tie.
The Brazilian will be ineligible to feature against his parent club.
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