Bayer Leverkusen Completes £1.8m Signing Of Timothy Fosu-Mensah From Man Utd

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has now agreed a contract until 2024 with Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently third in the table and hopeful of challenging Bayern Munich for the title. 

A source close to Fosu-Mensah has told the Manchester Evening News that the Holland international is sad to be leaving United but is ‘excited to get a fresh start and show people what he is really capable of.'

The 23-year-old is well regarded for his versatility and is capable of playing at centre-half, right-back or as a defensive midfield.

United signed him from the Ajax academy in 2014 and he was handed a professional debut – paying at left-back – by Louis van Gaal in a 3-2 Premier League win over Arsenal in February 2016.

He has been used sparingly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, having struggled in the 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace in United's opening Premier League fixture.

He subsequently made substitute appearances in the Champions League games away to Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig.

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Conscious of his shortage of game time, Solskjaer said last week that Fosu-Mensah was -frustrated and ‘needed to go and play again.'

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