Defenders on transfer: Manchester United add Telles; Everton signal Godfrey


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Alex Telles

Manchester United bolstered its defensive choices by signing left-back Alex Telles on the ultimate day of the summer time switch window within the wake of a 6-1 loss to Tottenham.

United already agreed to a cope with Porto forward of Sunday’s humiliation nevertheless it was accomplished on Monday at a price of 15 million euros ($18 million) plus doubtlessly one other 2 million euros relying on the 27-year-old Brazilian’s success with the membership.

“He’s a participant we’ve been monitoring for a while and his performances over the previous few years are precisely what we’re searching for,” United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated. “He’s a fighter and a winner and can add actual willpower and competitors to the squad.”

United, which was additionally pursuing a deal free of charge agent 33-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, has solely three factors from its first three English Premier League video games.

Everton is the shock chief after successful 4 out of 4. And after transforming his midfield to nice impact, Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti added a defender by bringing in Ben Godfrey from second-tier Norwich for a reported 25 million kilos ($32 million).

The 22-year-old Godfrey was a part of the Norwich crew that was relegated from the Premier League final season, however is considered a prime prospect and was captain of England Beneath-21s final 12 months.

With Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite injured, Ancelotti has no backup to middle backs Yerry Mina and Michael Keane as Everton seems to be to keep up its good begin to the season.

“The supervisor’s previous speaks for itself,” Godfrey stated of Ancelotti, a three-time Champions League-winning coach. “He has labored with some top-class middle backs. I can be taught a lot from him and he’s going to assist me get to that subsequent degree, which is the place I need to be.”

Everton has prioritized bettering its midfield on this switch window, signing Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and playmaker James Rodriguez, and it has had an instantaneous impact.

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