Tim Fosu-Mensah.

Transfer news: Fosu-Mensah joins Fulham on loan

Thursday 09 August 2018 20:00

Manchester United defender Tim Fosu-Mensah has completed a deadline-day move to Fulham on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old will spend the 2018/19 campaign with the newly-promoted Cottagers, who beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley last season. 

The move comes on the back of the versatile youngster impressing during pre-season for the Reds, as he appeared in all five of United’s Tour 2018 games in the United States and was a second-half substitute against Bayern Munich last weekend.

Fosu-Mensah was part of United's squad for Tour 2018, presented by Aon.

It will represent a second successive season out on loan for the Netherlands international, who made 24 appearances in all competitions and caught the eye during his spell at fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace last term.

With the club's pre-season commitments fulfilled, Fosu-Mensah has been allowed to leave on a temporary basis again in order to obtain regular first-team football.

The Academy product made his first-team debut as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford in February 2016, in the same game Marcus Rashford scored twice on his Premier League bow.

Later that year, he signed a new contract with the club and the move will benefit the Dutchman, who can also play in midfield and has been capped three times by his country to date.

Fosu-Mensah has made 21 competitive appearances for United to date.

Fosu-Mensah becomes Fulham's fourth defensive signing of the summer after French left-back Maxime Le Marchand arrived from Nice, centre-back Alfie Mawson joined from Swansea City and Calum Chambers moved across the capital from Arsenal on a season-long loan. 

Coincidentally, Tim could make his debut for the Cottagers when Slavisa Jokanovic's side open their Premier League campaign against London rivals Crystal Palace, where he spent last season on loan, at Craven Cottage on Saturday. 

Everybody at United would like to wish Tim the best of luck for the season as he becomes the sixth United man to leave on loan this summer.

Goalkeepers Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal) and Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), plus defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) and Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa), as well as midfielder Matty Willock (St Mirren) have already departed on a temporary basis.

Fosu-Mensah was a regular at right-back during his loan spell at Crystal Palace in 2017/18.

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