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United Sign defender Alex Telles

FC Porto defender joining United on Four-Year-Contract

Manchester United has signed Brazilian international Alex Telles to a four-year-contract.

The hope is that he can address a growing problem for the club that’s struggled to shut down opposing attacks.

In three EPL matches, this season United have conceded 11 goals, 6 of which came this weekend against Tottenham.

The left-back has 26 goals and over 50 assists in the past five seasons with F.C. Porto.

Following the signing, Telles said: “To join a club with the prestige of Manchester United is a huge honour.”

“I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United. The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.”

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United.

The club will pay 15 million euros for Telles and depending on his success perhaps an extra 2 million euros.

United will also have the option to extend the 27-year-olds deal for an extra year. (JSL)

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