Timothy Fosu-Mensah has agreed a new long-term deal with current club Manchester United, according to British newspaper reports. He joined United’s academy squad from Ajax in September 2014, and was lucky to break into the first-team with a 3-2 win over Arsenal in February.
Image: Timothy Fosu-Mensah
The 18-year-old will sign a four-year contract, Daily Telegraph reported.
Daily Mail also confirmed from a reliable source that Timothy’s new contract announcement will take place in the coming days.
The Dutch professional footballer made 10 appearances for the first team last season, which included a start in the FA Cup semifinal win over Everton. He plays as a defensive midfielder, centre-back or full-back.
His daring displays towards the end of 2015/16 season showed he has a raw potential that could be harnessed in favor of the club as he grows into a world class defender.
Bleacher Report quotes WhoScored.com as explaining Timothy’s stats for last season: ‘When he was in the team last term, the youngster was a bundle of defensive energy:
Timothy Fosu-Mensah: Made more tackles per 90 mins (4.3) than any other Manchester United player in the Premier League last season (5+ apps)’
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 29, 2016
By this latest contract extension, Fosu-Mensah joins 18-year-old Marcus Rashford and 19-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson as the few young players who have been rewarded with new deals since Jose Mourinho became United manager.
Fosu-Mensah is however, battling for a first team action at the right-back against Antonio Valencia who has been at his peak through preseason games. There’s also compeition from a second senior player in the squad Matteo Darmian.