It is a game of patience and FC Porto shows no sign of any nervous tic in relation to Man. United’s attack by Alex Telles. It can almost be said that at the negotiating table the dragon shows off his best poker face, inviting the red devils to come up the ante. The 15 million euros presented by Man. United for the pass from the left-back does not seduce the blues and whites, even though the need for fitting is real and even urgent.
Considering the pros and cons of the business, and even with the promising Zaidu taking the first steps in Sérgio Conceição’s strategy, the fact is that selling Alex Telles, FC Porto loses a titleholder and has to go to the market looking for an alternative capable of assimilating quickly the coach’s ideas.
An almost instant tactical fit. Unlikely picture, even if with more persistence we talk about Matheus Reis, from Rio Ave, as a possible solution, or Rúben Vinagre, from Wolverhampton, as a piece that fits like a glove in FC Porto.
All of this has an associated cost and the dragons, never closing the door to negotiating with Man. United, are waiting for the English to be more generous and to exceed – or at least reach – the barrier of 20 million euros for the Brazilian international. The commissions (something like six million euros) have already been negotiated by Man. United and Telles’ agent, a new data that may launch the operation to the outcome desired by the player.
In England Alex Telles has been reported closed, abandoned, recovered and in transit to the United Kingdom.