Done deal: Premier League rivals seal deal for Man United defender
By Harry Sykes
Crystal Palace completed the signing of Man United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan on Thursday afternoon.
The 19-year-old joined United from the Ajax youth academy and broke through into the Man United first team, making his debut against Arsenal in February 2016.
He’s made a total of 21 senior appearances and has starred for the Netherlands Under-21 side twice.
The news was announced on the official Man United Twitter account on Thursday afternoon and confirmed on Crystal Palace’s Twitter page.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 10, 2017
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 10, 2017
Fosu-Mensah joins up with fellow countryman Frank de Boer who is the manager at Selhurst Park.
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The versatile youngster can play at centre-back, right-back or in a defensive midfield position and will be looking to gain valuable Premier League experience.
Man United manager Jose Mourinho has obviously seen enough to convince him that he’s a talent worth nurturing for the future and Eagles fans will be hoping he can propel their team up to the top half of the Premier League.
Crystal palace play Premier League new boys Huddersfield on Saturday and the game could come to early for Fosu-Mensah, although he would be eligible to play if De Boer considers him ready.
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