Reports emerged in England today that Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been targeted by Borussia Monchengladbach to be brought on loan in the summer. He will be a direct replacement for Andreas Christensen, who will return to Chelsea after his two year loan deal ends.
Fosu-Mensah first arrived to Manchester from Ajax in 2014. Under the guidance of his compatriot Louis Van Gaal, the Dutch defender broke into the first team last season, appearing up to eight games in the Premier League for United. However, he has only played one league game under Jose Mourinho this season and is keen to find more top level football elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl officially confirmed the news of Christensen’s exit, although the club has shown interest in keeping the player. “He [Christensen] must go back to Chelsea FC. Those are the two players [Dahoud and Christensen] that we have to replace in the summer. There are no others. And we don’t want any others [to leave us],” Eberl said.
Fosu-Mensah currently has a contract with Old Trafford until 2020. Monchengladbach will hope a loan swoop will benefit both parties as the 19-year-old has shown a lot of promise when given a chance in the first team. He is also capable playing in a variety of positions, including centre-back, right-back and central midfield — something the club will appreciate.