Manchester United loses promising defender to Bayer Leverkusen

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is said to be in Germany to finalise his permanent move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the versatile Manchester United player, has arrived in Germany to complete his transfer from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen. The deal in place is said to be worth £1.8m.

He will pen a four-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit and he is one of three players undoubtedly on their way out of Old Trafford this January window. The player, like Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero, is in the final six months of his contracts and is a free agent this summer.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has landed in Germany to complete his move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen.

The Dutch defender is set to move on a permanent £1.8m deal and sign a four-year contract until June 2024.

Ajax, Marseille and Hertha Berlin had also been interested after he rejected a new contract at United but Leverkusen – who sit third in the Bundesliga table – have won the race. (Sky Sports)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United are trying to recover funds for their out-of-favour outfielders and players who are surplus to requirement at Old Trafford.

It was only a matter of time before the English club parted ways with Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Injury setbacks throughout his Manchester career saw him lose his chance as the years went by.

The club continued to sign players who operate in his preferred positions, making it even harder for him to break into the first-team for regular game time. Adding to his inevitable exit, Timothy refused to renew his contract about a month back.

His indications were quite clear and the club started to prepare themselves for a Fosu-Mensah sale. Of the clubs sitting at the top of the Premier Leauge standings, Man United have been the busiest with movement both ways, in and out.

The Dutchman made three appearances for the Red Devils this season at right back – two Champions League and one Premier League appearance. Sadly, all of them were losses.