Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed his switch to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.
Dubbed as one of the Red Devils’ brightest young prospects, Fosu-Mensah joins the Eagles for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign to gain more first-team experience and play games on a regular basis at the topmost level of English football.
In the process, the 19-year-old reunites with Palace manager Frank de Boer, who worked with the young defender during his four years at the helm of Ajax’s youth academy between 2007 and 2010.
Upon the official confirmation of the move, 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.”
De Boer also spoke about his latest addition, by stating: “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.”
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.