Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has spoken out on the Alex Telles transfer situation and appears to back a move for the Porto left-back.
Rafael believes United need a left-back, as he revealed in an interview with The Athletic, and named Telles as a player he knows and rates highly.
The Brazilian played for Man Utd between 2008 and 2015, forming a key part of some of Sir Alex Ferguson’s later sides, so knows a thing or two about which players can succeed at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are undoubtedly going through a rough patch, and have had a quiet summer so far, only managing to bring in Donny van de Beek in midfield.
Rafael told The Athletic, however, that Telles could be a good signing at left-back, saying: “We need a left-back now. Let’s get a good one. Alex Telles is a very good player and I know him.”
This follows the likes of Fabrizio Romano linking United strongly with Telles, with personal terms seemingly agreed already and not a lot left to do for the deal to go through…
Alex Telles and Man United found an agreement on personal terms – tonight also on last details and agents commission. #MUFC are in talks with Porto about the fee. Man Utd also have a ‘plan B’.
Re. Sancho: still the same, €120m or nothing. BVB have not received any new bid. ?
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 27, 2020