Crystal Palace are considering letting go of Timothy Fosu-Mensah in a bid to launch a loan offer for Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
The Dutch defender was brought in on loan from United at the beginning of the 2017-18 season by the then coach of Palace, Frank de Boer. The Eagles got off to a miserable start at the beginning of the season, and since then, have fired their Dutch manager in order to get in Roy Hodgson.
The move, however, has not gone down well for Fosu-Mensah, who was one of the few bright sparks in the campaign that started off in the worst possible manner in August.
Since then, the Dutch defender has only made two appearances, and has been left frustrated on the bench. Roy Hodgson has preferred Palace stalwart Joel Ward at right-back, which is why the club is believed to be negotiating with United in order to get Fosu-Mensah back to Old Trafford.
Palace started the season bottom of the table, but have managed a minor improvement, despite still sitting in the relegation zone with 10 points from 15 games. As per Guardian, Hodgson believes that most of these problems lie because of the lack of cutting edge that his forward line has to offer.
This is the reason why Palace would like to land Danny Ings from Liverpool on loan. And to add some quality to his strike force, the Eagles would be happy to let go of Timothy Fosu-Mensah instead of Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Ings will anyway find it hard to get game time with Klopp’s star studded strike force in place. What remains to be seen is whether the young defender’s return to Manchester happens before the winter transfer window closes, for Hodgson to have any chance of landing his loan target!
Written by Sourish Saha
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