Manchester United reach agreement to sell defender to Bayer Leverkusen

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen for the permanent sale of Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

The Manchester Evening News reported on Monday that Fosu-Mensah was on the verge of agreeing a £1.5m move to the Bundesliga outfit.

And reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano has since confirmed that agreement has now been reached, despite interest in the Dutchman from former club Ajax.

Fosu-Mensah, 23, started United’s opening league game of the season against Crystal Palace has but since been limited to two substitute appearances in the Champions League group stages.

Brandon Williams started ahead of the versatile defender at right-back in the FA Cup third round victory over Watford when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to rest first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Despite making a surprise flurry of appearances after Project Restart as Solskjaer lost faith in Diogo Dalot, Fosu-Mensah is now surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

He has long since joined the list of peripheral players that should be looking for a new club including Jesse Lingard, Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo.

And it now appears the defender will have the chance to resurrect his career with a promising move to the Bundesliga’s third place side Leverkusen.

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