Manchester City’s sole focus for the remainder of this transfer window is getting a midfielder through the door.
Jorginho had been the man manager Pep Guardiola wanted to bring in; however, the Brazilian-born Italy international decided against a move to the Etihad and opted to link up with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea instead.
As well as a midfielder though and, while it may not be a position that needs urgent attention, Guardiola could do with another left-back to truly complete what is already a fantastic squad he has at his disposal.
While Fabian Delph did a decent job filling in there, Benjamin Mendy is the club’s only senior out-and-out left-back.
With that in mind, Porto’s Alex Telles could be a good option for Guardiola if he wants to bring in a natural left-back to provide competition for Mendy this upcoming season.
Telles, who is valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, is an attacking full-back with immense quality.
The Brazilian is a brilliant crosser of the ball; he created 13 goals for his Porto team-mates in the recently concluded Primeira Liga campaign and is probably in the second bracket of high calibre left-backs just behind the likes of Marcelo, Alex Sandro and David Alaba.
Under Guardiola and in such an offensive system such as Manchester City’s, Telles could truly hit new heights.
Telles has a £35m release clause in his contract (via A Bola) which may seem like a bit much but, in this current market, it is probably a fair reflection of the 25-year-old’s ability and worth paying.