Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set for a move from Manchester United anytime soon, and it is 1988 UEFA Champions League winners who are in line to land him.
Five-time Bundesliga runner-ups, Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly willing to offer the Premier League side a fee in the region of £1.5million in exchange for the defender who wants away from Old Trafford, as per reports from Manchester Evening Standard.
The 23-year-old had earlier rejected a contract renewal offer from United this season, and manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has acknowledged the likelihood of the defender departing the club.
However, Leverkusen face competition for their man as the speculation added that Fosu-Mensah’s former side Ajax as well as Hertha Berlin are also interested, and the player could have his mind on a return to Amsterdam.
“I’m not sure if Timo is going to stay or [if] he’s going to take an option now“, Solksjaer told reporters on Fosu-Mensah’s situation.
“He’s not played enough, so of course he’s been allowed to speak to clubs, with a view to leaving now in January. It’s difficult when you’ve got good players, talented players, and you can’t give them game time.
“He’s now at the stage where he needs to go and play again. It might be [at the] end of January, or it might be in the summer that he finds somewhere else. So he’s working hard, Tim, he’s ready for a move for any club that he feels ready for.”
Fosu-Mensah first arrived Carrington in 2014 as a then 16-year-old midfielder but search for game time has seen him take in loan spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham, as well as shifts in position.
This term, he’s made a solitary top-flight appearance for the Red Devils, the 3-1 defeat versus Crystal Palace in their first game of the campaign.