Bayer Leverkusen have signed versatile defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United for a fee of €1.5 million. The talented full-back had only six months remained on his contract at Old Trafford.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah is a 23-year-old Dutch defender who played for Manchester United. He made 30 appearances for United since joining from Ajax’s academy in 2014. He had spells on loan at Crystal Palace and Fulham but had failed to make the desired impact at United.
Fosu-Mensah was reckoned to be a regular starter at United. However, with him making only 3 appearances this season, he was actively seeking a move away. And that’s when Bundesliga giants Leverkusen came knocking on the door as they were ready to sign the versatile defender.
Leverkusen and Fosu Mensah?
Fosu Mensah is a highly rated defender who can be used as a right-back, centre-back, or a defensive midfielder. His work rate and versatility had caught the attention of many European giants who were eager to land the Dutch star in the transfer window.
United who are currently 1st in the Premier League have a lot of defenders among their ranks. And they are willing to do offload a few of them as they do not have an important role to play for United anymore.
Therefore, the Premier League Giants felt that Fosu Mensah would be ‘out favored’. Therefore they have opted to part ways with the defender as he would struggle to find playing time regularly.
Leverkusen were monitoring Fosu-Mensah’ situation closely and they have already snapped him up. According to Guardian, Leverkusen have signed Mensah for a cut-price of €1.5 million. And they have inked a deal that will see the former United player be with Leverkusen till June 2024.
His time with United is up and now he is looking forward to playing with Leverkusen. All football fans would love to see him revive his career at ‘Die Werkself’.
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