Thursday, 10 August 2017

Manchester United’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah Joins Crystal Palace On Loan

Crystal Palace have signed Man Utd defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been allowed to depart for the capital in order to gain first-team experience at Selhurst Park. He will wear the No 24 shirt and the defender was attracted by the project under De Boer having held talks.

Fosu-Mensah told Palace’s official website: ‘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.’

Frank de Boer was aware of the need for defensive reinforcements and did have a tentative interest in Daley Blind and is delighted to be reunited with his fellow former Ajax man, adding: ‘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.’

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