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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Manchester United Loan Out Fosu-Mensah To Crystal Palace

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has joined Crystal Palace on loan from Manchester United.

"Timothy Fosu-Mensah has joined Crystal Palace FC a one-year loan deal from Manchester United," Crystal Palace confirmed on their official website on Thursday.

"The 19 year old defender will wear the number 24 shirt, and is another signing who can play a number of positions across the defensive and midfield lines.

"Fosu-Mensah has featured 21 times for United including a clean sheet at Old Trafford against Palace on the final day of the 2016/17 season, and has represented Netherlands at youth, U21 and a call up to the senior squad."

Ghanaian-born Dutchman Fosu-Mensah said on his move: “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."

Palace manager Frank de Boer was delighted to be reunited with his countryman and former Ajax player, saying: “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 centreback but he can also play full-back in a 4-3-3.”

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