Manchester United might be keeping their eyes open in the transfer market to sign top defensive players, but they may have to let go of some of their own talented players to make way for prospective new entries.
After having completed the sale of defender Daley Blind back to his old club Ajax, United now face the possibility of losing one of their upstarts – albeit on loan.
TalkSport are among the media outlets reporting today that Timothy Fosu-Mensah may be released on loan to Spanish club Valencia till the end of the season.
Fosu-Mensah spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace, and oversaw a Premier League campaign full of ups and downs that eventually resulted in the team staying up and living to fight another day in the top flight.
His performances supposedly caught the eye of several clubs, and despite having rejoined his parent club Manchester United, his future at Old Trafford remains a serious doubt.
Jose Mourinho has called for new signings at the club, and has focused much of his attention on procuring defenders before the start of the new season, so it does seem unlikely that if Fosu-Mensah stays at United, he’ll get enough playing time.
However, the report also claims that Valencia want an offer to sign the Dutchman permanently at the end of his loan spell – an aspect of the deal that the English giants aren’t willing to agree with.
Having said that, Valencia have made their interest in the starlet very clear, and may well adjust to the demands of Manchester United in order to secure the services of a player who shone under Louis van Gaal in his first year with the senior team back in the 2015-16 season.
At just 20 years of age, it looks highly likely that a bright future awaits the United academy product.