Fosu-Mensah set to leave Manchester United for Bayer Leverkusen

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2021

Bayer Leverkusen are combing the transfer market in search of not too expensive signings and have found a good piece at Old Trafford, according to the "Manchester Evening News".

"The MEN understands Fosu-Mensah, 23, is set to join Leverkusen, now third in the Bundesliga, for a fee of around £1.5million after he rejected United's offer of a new contract earlier this season".

Independiente del Valle star Moises Caicedo, who has been on the Red Devils' radar in recent weeks, is now set to complete his transfer to another Premier League club.

Fosu-Mensah can play anywhere across the defence and midfield so he had the potential to be a useful squad member if needed.

They say that Leverkusen have agreed a €2m deal with United to make the move happen this month and the 23-year-old will sign a deal until 2024 with the Germans, who now sit third in the Bundesliga table.

Both are out of contract in the summer so, if they want to recoup a fee for the goalkeeper and centre-back, United would have to agree deals for the pair during the current window.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a major hint about Fosu-Mensah's future on Friday.

We feel Solskjaer should be sensible enough and hold onto the Dutch worldwide for the remainder of the season since a transfer fee of £1.5million is just loose chance for a club like Manchester United.

"It might be end of January or in the summer where he finds somewhere else".

It is set to be a relatively quiet transfer window for United, with the club only looking to move to bring players in if long-term targets become available.

Last week, Sky Sports News revealed that Fosu-Mensah was exploring his options amid interest from Hertha Berlin and Marseille, following the United offer.

He is one of the unwanted players by Solskjaer, as he hasn't even played 120 minutes.

Fosu-Mensah has been with Man Utd since 2014 but he has mainly been a bench warmer for the first team.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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