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Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:55
Leverkusen sign defender Fosu-Mensah from Man United
By Reuters
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:55 By Reuters

In this Sept 19, 2020 photo, Manchester United's Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah plays the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England. (RICHARD HEATHCOTE / POOL / AFP)

Bayer Leverkusen have signed versatile Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United on a three-year contract, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 23, played 30 games in all competitions for United after making his debut in 2016

United did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported that the German club paid around 1.5 million pounds (US$2.05 million) for the Netherlands international.

Fosu-Mensah, 23, played 30 games in all competitions for United after making his debut in 2016.

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"In the last few days I've talked a lot with the coach and conversations... have convinced me that there are great prospects in Leverkusen," Fosu-Mensah, who also played on loan for Fulham and Crystal Palace, said in a statement.

“Both for me personally and for us as a team. That will be really exciting.”

Leverkusen are third in the Bundesliga with 29 points after 15 games. They travel to Union Berlin on Friday.

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