Brazilian defender Alex Telles to join Galatasaray: Reports

Rio De Janeiro, Jan 3: Galatasaray have signed highly rated Brazilian defender Alex Telles for seven million euros, local media reported.

The 21-year-old left-back impressed scouts from the Turkish side while playing for Brazilian top flight club Gremio last year, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Both clubs have yet to officially announce the move but Telles left no doubt about his future on social media site Instagram.

“Thanks for everything, see you soon,” he wrote.

Telles joined Gremio last January and made 36 league starts in 2013 despite stern competition for his place from former Arsenal defender Andre Santos and ex-Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio.

IANS