Manchester United has signed Brazilian left back Alex Telles from Portuguese side Porto on a four-year-deal, with an option to extend a further year, the Premier League club said on Monday.
The 27-year-old joins the club a day after they were beaten 6-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and the British media said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 16th-placed side paid Porto around 15.4 million pounds ($19.91 million).
“I won many trophies at FC Porto and I want to continue that at United,” Telles told the club’s website. “The manager has a clear plan and direction for this team and I can’t wait to pull on the famous shirt.”
Telles, who has one international cap for Brazil, is set to join the national team for its World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru after completing his move to United.