Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester United in Advanced Talks Over a Deal for Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Bayer Leverkusen are in advanced talks with Manchester United over a deal for full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah, according to Samuel Luckhurst and  Fabrizio Romano.

The Dutch full-back is available if Manchester United’s valuation is met. He is very much a back-up option at Old Trafford and needs game time.

According to Romano, personal terms have already been agreed. The two sides remain in discussion over a fee but there are positive signs that the deal is progressing well.

Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester United in Advanced Talks Over Timothy Fosu-Mensah Deal

Fosu-Mensah Has Made Just Three Appearances This Season

The Dutch international has barely featured for United this season. He has played just three times and has struggled to stay fit and impress Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

His future at Old Trafford is uncertain following comments made by Solksjaer last week. A move to Germany appears an exciting prospect for Fosu-Mensah, with Bayer Leverkusen going very well this season. Injuries have hampered his time at Manchester United but he has shown the potential to become a great player.

His best time in English football was a loan spell at Crystal Palace. He spent the 2017/18 season at Selhurst Park and became a regular in their defence as Palace finished 11th in the Premier League. Fosu-Mensah has only recently turned 23, so his best years are ahead of him if he can maintain his fitness and stay injury-free.

The Full Back Set for Bayer Leverkusen Move

It appears a move to Germany would suit all parties. Fosu-Mensah will join Bayer Leverkusen for regular game time and a chance to secure some silverware. Peter Bosz’s side have established themselves as genuine title contenders this season. Leverkusen are just four points behind leaders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Bosz has been looking to strengthen the right-hand side of his defence. Injuries to Mitchell Weiser and Santiago Arias have left Leverkusen short at right-back. Austrian international Aleksandar Dragovic has filled in but he is naturally a centre -ack. Fosu-Mensah would fill the void and ease the concerns of the manager.

If the deal continues to progress well, he could sign for Leverkusen this week in time for their trip to Union Berlin on Friday.


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