Alex Telles Deal Agreed: Man Utd Secure Three Signings In 24 Hours

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Manchester United have agreed to a deal for Alex Telles from Porto.

For much of this transfer window, fans of the Red Devils have been left frustrated by the sheer lack of transfer activity for the senior team. Pre-COVID-19, United were expected to make a big overhaul and address key squad issues with marquee transfers.

Heading into the final days of the window, the side only had the signing of Donny van de Beek to their name.

However, in the last 24 hours, a flurry of activity has taken place at Old Trafford, materializing into three deals.

According to Fabrizio Romano and other sources, Manchester United have agreed to a deal for Alex Telles from Porto.

Romano adds that the entire deal will cost the Red Devils €15 million with add-ons. Further, Porto reportedly sanctioned the deal for the left-back only because the Brazilian himself forced the move through.

It is understood that the final details are being sorted out but the deal and personal terms have been agreed to. Telles is expected to have a medical on Sunday night itself with an official announcement imminent.

The 27-year-old is the third player that United have reportedly acquired within this weekend. Edinson Cavani was purportedly signed as a free-agent while his Uruguayan compatriot Facundo Pellistri is another talent that the club was able to sign, as per reports.

Telles is expected to give competition to Luke Shaw at left-back while Cavani will be an experienced fall-back option as a striker apart from Anthony Martial and Odion Ighalo. It is unclear whether or not Pellistri will get regular senior-team football.

However, from the looks of it, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has managed to acquire quite a few back-up options this window with the issue of squad-depth solved, albeit quality of the players remains in some doubt.