Timothy Fosu-Mensah will be part of the Crystal Palace squad for the coming Premier League season, as the former Ajax youth player joins the London side from Manchester United on a one-year loan deal.
The 19-year-old defender, who made a total of 21 appearances for United, said of the 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.”
Fosu-Mensah began his career at Ajax before moving to Manchester United at the age of 16. In London, he will be reunited with former Ajax boss Frank de Boer, who had the following to say:
“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.”