Porto and Manchester United supporters have something in common this week.
Both want Manchester United to hurry up and pay the money to sign Alex Telles.
A report from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo warns that Porto are getting frustrated with United. We know the feeling.
O Jogo reports Porto ‘does not intend to wait much longer for a satisfactory proposal.’
This is because they are determined to sign a replacement for Telles at left-back, and fear they will not be able to if United leave it too late.
United must not blow this
Alex Telles is a quite outstanding option for Manchester United at left-back.
He scores goals and creates them, and as such, offers something different in comparison to Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams.
At 27, he has experience, winning trophies in Turkey and Portugal, also having a short spell in Italy.
United though want to pay just £12 million, which seems a pointless way to hold up the deal at this late stage.
If Porto set the price at £24 million, then United would be quite happy to pay £18 million.
The club consistently want to wear teams down into accepting lower prices, but this carries a risk that the club will simply get fed up and take the player off the market.
This is what United are risking here, and Porto’s stance appears to show a frustrated club.
So far this summer United have signed only one player, and Telles from the outside appears a very easy and affordable deal to do.
Negotiations are now into their second week. Patience is clearly beginning to run out with United’s antics in Portugal.
They can move on and simply keep Telles for an extra year. United supporters will not be so forgiving.
- Cavani not ready for West Ham clash but will hopefully return next week
- Recent United target Eduardo Camavinga makes flying start at Madrid
- West Ham’s Croatia trip gives Manchester United a rare advantage
- Patrice Evra reacts to reports Cristiano Ronaldo moved home due to ‘noisy sheep’
- How will James Garner be affected by Nottingham Forest sacking Hughton?
- Raphael Varane’s freakishly unlucky Champions League opening game record
- Manchester United’s ‘What If…?’ moment: Jude Bellingham would have completed Red Devils team
- German press react to Jadon Sancho’s slow start at Manchester United
- Unai Emery gives verdict on Manchester United’s defeat to Young Boys