Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is likely to join Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen by the end of this month, as per MEN.
The report claims: “Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is close to agreeing a move to Bayer Leverkusen.
“The MEN understands Fosu-Mensah, 23, is set to join Leverkusen, currently third in the Bundesliga, for a fee of around £1.5million after he rejected United’s offer of a new contract earlier this season.
“Ajax and Hertha Berlin have also pursued Fosu-Mensah, out of contract at the end of the season, and United were aware of interest from German clubs when they triggered the one-year extension in Fosu-Mensah’s deal last year.
“Fosu-Mensah is believed to prefer a return to former club Ajax but sources close to the player accept that is unlikely.”
It’s no secret that Timothy Fosu-Mensah is heading out of the club with Solskjaer recently confirming that the 23-year-old was looking for a new challenge.
“It might be end of January or in the summer where he finds somewhere else, he’s working hard so he’s ready for a move for any club he feels ready for,” Solskjaer had said last weekend.
Should Man United hold onto Timothy Fosu-Mensah?
This season, Timothy Fosu-Mensah has played only three games for Manchester United across all competitions and with Aaron Wan-Bissaka in top form, the right-back clearly has no place in the first-team squad.
But with Diogo Dalot out on loan, Timothy Fosu-Mensah is currently the only other recognized right-back in the Man United squad after Wan-Bissaka.
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We feel Solskjaer should be sensible enough and hold onto the Dutch international for the remainder of the season since a transfer fee of £1.5million is just loose chance for a club like Manchester United.
Young Brandon Williams has the capability of playing at right-back but reports claim that Man United are planning to send him out on loan as well. If both these moves go through then Wan-Bissaka will be left with no proper backup and if he somehow gets injured during the rest of the campaign then someone like McTominay or Tuanzebe will have to be filling in at right-back.