Alex Telles Joins Al-Nassr | Reuniting with Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League
Alex Telles, the talented Brazilian full-back, has completed his move from Manchester United to Al-Nassr, a prominent team in the Saudi Pro League. The official announcement of this transfer was jointly made by both clubs on a Sunday.
During his loan spell at Sevilla last season, Telles played a pivotal role in securing a triumphant victory in the Europa League. Now, he is set to embark on a new chapter in his career, reuniting with his former Manchester United teammate, the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, at his new club, Al-Nassr.
Though the precise financial details of the deal remain undisclosed, media reports indicate that Manchester United will receive approximately 6 million pounds ($7.71 million) for the transfer.
Manchester United took to Twitter to extend their best wishes to Telles, posting, "A new adventure beckons for @AT13Oficial. Thank you for everything and good luck, Alex."
In a heartwarming gesture, Al-Nassr released a photo of Telles proudly wearing their yellow jersey, accompanied by a video featuring a beaming Ronaldo in the background, signifying the joyous reunion of these two players at the Saudi club.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo's much-publicized move to Al-Nassr in December of the previous year, the Saudi Pro League has garnered significant interest, attracting numerous talented players.
However, Al-Nassr encountered a recent setback when FIFA imposed a ban on the club from registering new players due to unresolved debts. These debts were associated with the transfer of the Nigerian forward, Ahmed Musa, who made the switch from English side Leicester City to Al-Nassr in 2018.
In October 2021, FIFA ruled that Al-Nassr was still obliged to pay a sum of 460,000 euros ($513,544) to Leicester City for the signing of Musa. During his time with the Saudi Arabian club, Musa showcased his skills in 62 games across various competitions, scoring an impressive 14 goals before departing in 2020.