Manchester Evening News informs that Timothy Fosu-Mensah is close to making the move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. More than four years ago, the Dutch international made his Red Devils debut, but he was unable to develop himself with just 30 appearances in all competitions.
The 23-year-old had a difficult time with injuries and missed almost 11 months of play with a cruciate ligament injury between 2019 and 2020.
Last season, Fosu-Mensah started two of the club’s final three league games, but this term, he found himself in the selection order.
In the league, the Dutchman played a solitary game, while in other competitions he made only two substitute appearances. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently acknowledged he might be on the move this month with his deal expiring in the summer. It is now announced that Leverkusen is on track to sign a £ 1.5 million cut-price contract with him. In his senior career, Fosu-Mensah has mostly played as a right-back, but he is also able to play left-back or central defense.
Elsewhere, with the small fee involved, he has also worked in the defensive midfield role and maybe a quality addition to the Leverkusen ranks.
In recent years, the 23-year-old has not made much progress with insufficient playing time, and he hopes to redeem himself with a move to the Bundesliga.