As per a report from Sky Germany this evening, Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to join Hertha Berlin on loan for next season.
Fosu-Mensah, a versatile Dutch defender who can play either as a central defender or at full-back, has been on the books of Manchester United since 2014, when he joined the club’s youth setup from Ajax.
The powerful stopper, who has already been capped 3 times by the Netherlands, subsequently broke into the first-team ranks of the Red Devils in 2016, making his senior debut at the tender age of 18 during a Premier League clash with Arsenal.
However, after managing just 11 appearances across all competitions during the 2016/17 campaign, Fosu-Mensah was farmed out on loan to Crystal Palace last season, where he impressed on his way to 17 league starts.
Nevertheless, despite the injury crisis currently facing Manchester United at right-back, Jose Mourinho is seemingly still not ready to trust Fosu-Mensah with a regular spot in his squad at Old Trafford, with the youngster all set for a move to the Bundesliga.
As per the aforementioned report from Sky Germany, Fosu-Mensah is on the verge of joining Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan, with the hopes of the stopper carving out a consistent starting place for himself at the Olympiastadion, ahead of a return to Manchester next summer as a more experienced and well-rounded player:
Leih-Verteidiger für Hertha? Tim #Fosu-Mensah von @ManUtd wechselt nach @SkySportDE -Informationen auf Leih-Basis zu @HerthaBSC . Der 20jährige Niederländer ist in der Abwehr flexibel einsetzbar. @SkySportDE @SkySportNewsHD #hertha
— Sven Töllner (@Sky_SvenT) August 4, 2018