Soccer-Leverkusen sign defender Fosu-Mensah from Man United

14 Jan 2021 / 00:16 H.

    Jan 13 (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen have signed versatile Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United on a three-year contract, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

    United did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported that the German club paid around 1.5 million pounds ($2.05 million) for the Netherlands international.

    Fosu-Mensah, 23, played 30 games in all competitions for United after making his debut in 2016.

    "In the last few days I've talked a lot with the coach and conversations... have convinced me that there are great prospects in Leverkusen," Fosu-Mensah, who also played on loan for Fulham and Crystal Palace, said in a statement

    "Both for me personally and for us as a team. That will be really exciting."

    Leverkusen are third in the Bundesliga with 29 points after 15 games. They travel to Union Berlin on Friday.

    ($1 = 0.7329 pounds) (Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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