Crystal Palace have announced the signing of Manchester United defender, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, on a season-long loan deal.
19-year-old Fosu-Mensah, who can play in a variety of defensive and midfield positions, has made just 21 appearances for Manchester United first team do far.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 10, 2017
Speaking to Crystal Palace’s official website after the move, Fosu-Mensah said: “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away. I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club.”
“I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.” he added.
— Timothy fosu-mensah (@tfosumensah) August 10, 2017
The move means Timothy Fosu-Mensah reunites with Crystal Palace new manager, Frank de Boer, whom Fosu-Mensah worked with at Ajax.
Frank de Boer explained: “Timothy is a player who has great pace and incredible physical ability. In today’s game, you need players with strength and speed and is a player who can also play in midfield.
“I am seeing him in our system as a right centre back but he can also play full back in a 4-3-3.”
Timothy Fosu-Mensah signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United last October, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2020.