Ghanaian born Dutch Timothy Fosu Mensah has joined Crystal Palace on a season long loan ahead of th 2017/2018 season.
Timothy Fosu, 19, has joined Crystal Palace from Manchester United after graduating from the academy into the first-team under Louis Van Gaal in 2016.
He played some part under Jose Mourinho last season as they finished sixth in the Premier League and won the UEFA Europa League.
Mourinho who was happy to sanction a long term contract for Fosu-Mensah last October adding; “Tim is a young player with great potential. I am delighted at the progress he has made so far and it is clear to see that he is learning every day” failed to add him to the squad that lost to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.
He has linked up with his countryman Frank De Boer at Crystal Palace and will wear jersey numbered 24 ahead of the new campaign which starts with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Fosu Mensah after joining Palace told the club’s 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”, he added.
De Boer added: “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”, the Dutch trainer added.
Tim Fosu has amassed 21 apps for the Red devils and becomes Frank De Boer’s third signing of the summer which includes Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
We at GhanaMansports.com wish him well at Crystal Palace.