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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is about to complete his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen after undergoing a medical routine with the Bundesliga team.
He will end Fosu-Mensah’s stint as a United player after nearly seven years, having first joined the club’s youth squad from Ajax at age 16. He played 30 times for the first team and was on loan at Crystal Palace and Fulham, the latter devastated by injury.
Fosu-Mensah recently turned down a new contract at Old Trafford, claiming that he had become a free agent and was released in the summer. Instead, United has chosen to sell it this month and will pocket a fee of 1.5 million pounds that was agreed with Leverkusen.
The player himself is expected to sign a three-year contract in Germany until 2024.
Now that the doctor is done, according to Fabrizio Romano, nothing else is expected to prevent the transfer from being completed imminently.
After recovering from a knee injury he suffered on loan at Fulham, Fosu-Mensah made his first appearance for United in more than three years when he started against former loan player Palace in the Premier League during ‘Project Restart’.
He played in each of the last three league matches of the season, was used in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and twice during the delayed completion of the Europa League campaign.
Fosu-Mensah even started United’s Premier League opener this season in place of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was unavailable after a summer trip to Dubai, but his only appearances since then have been as a substitute in two losses. of the Champions League.
Overall, United are keen to continue removing deadwood from the team. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed last week that the club expects Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo to each find a new team, while Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard also remain linked to pullouts.