Fosu-Mensah convinced by Leverkusen move

14 January 2021 04:49:00 GMTPlus11

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is convinced he is joining a club moving in the right direction after completing his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United on Wednesday.

The Dutch international has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at the BayArena after being told he was free to leave Old Trafford by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this month, bringing to an end his seven-year spell with the Premier League giants.

During his time with United, Fosu-Mensah picked up FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Europa League winners' medals, while he also spent time on loan at both Crystal Palace and Fulham.

However, with first-team opportunities limited with the Red Devils, the 23-year-old has now opted to leave on a permanent basis and he is certainly excited by the project that awaits him as he is joining a Leverkusen side currently third in the Bundesliga.

"In the last few days I've talked a lot with the coach, and conversations with Simon Rolfes and Rudi Voller have convinced me that there are great prospects in Leverkusen," Fosu-Mensah told the club's official website. "Both for me personally and for us as a team. That will be really exciting."

Fosu-Mensah has been handed the number 24 shirt and he could make his debut for Bayer when they travel to the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei to take on Union Berlin in the Bundesliga on Friday night.

Leverkusen are priced at 2.40 to claim all three points from their trip to the capital, while Union are available at 3.00 and the draw is 3.40.

Leverkusen are 1.72 to finish in the top four this season.

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