Manchester United Could Lose Young Defender As Everton Plan Summer Swoop

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Everton have dispatched scouts to watch Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah ahead of a summer move, according to CalcioMercato.

The former Southampton manager, who has already raided United for Morgan Schneiderlin this season, is keen for more reinforcements considering next season’s challenge and reckons the versatile 19-year-old as a promising talent.

Fosu-Mensah made it to the Manchester United first eleven under Louis van Gaal last season but hasn’t been able to gather Jose Mourinho’s interest so far, making only three appearances.

While his current situation may encourage Everton fans, the youngster’s contract scenario may bring some disappointment.

The Dutch U21 player signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford only last season, surely indicating Mourinho has future plans for the talented youngster.

Fosu-Mensah can be utilised anywhere across the back four and also in holding midfield, adding the desired versatility that would be a significant advantage in any Premier League squad.

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Everton currently sit seventh in the table, just six points off a Champions League berth.

While Europe’s elite competition perhaps a tad optimistic considering the strength of the teams ahead of the Toffees, signings like Fosu-Mensah could well give Koeman an opportunity to bridge the gap next term.

The Dutch manager is famous for developing young talents, with Mason Holgate, Ademola Lookman and Tom Davies all enjoying extended runs in his first eleven this season.

“if you’re good enough, ‘you’re old enough” – the mantra Koeman has always followed and this could well persuade Fosu-Mensah to believe a move from Manchester red to Merseyside is the perfect option to reshape a highly promising career.


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