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Timothy Fosu-Mensah completes medical exam ahead of Bayer Leverkusen switch


Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to complete his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen after undergoing a routine medical examination with the Bundesliga squad.

This will end Fosu-Mensah’s time as a United player after nearly seven years, having joined the club’s academy from Ajax at the age of 16. He played 30 times for the first team and was loaned to Crystal Palace and Fulham, the latter of which was destroyed by injury.

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Fosu-Mensah is ready for a new start in Germany | James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images

Fosu-Mensah recently rejected a new contract at Old Trafford, claiming he would have become a free agent and be released this summer. Instead, United opted to sell him this month and will pocket a fee of £ 1.5million that was agreed with Leverkusen.

The player himself is expected to sign a three-year contract in Germany until 2024.

Now that the medical examination is over, according to Fabrizio Romano, nothing else should prevent the transfer from being completed immediately.

After recovering from a knee injury he suffered on loan at Fulham, Fosu-Mensah made his first United appearance in more than three years when he started against former loan club Palace in Premier League during the “Project Restart”.

He has appeared in each of the last three league games of the season, has been used in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley and twice in the delayed conclusion of the Europa League campaign.

Fosu-Mensah even started United’s Premier League opener this season in place of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was unavailable after a summer trip to Dubai, but his only other appearances since then have been as a substitute in two Champions League defeats.

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Fosu-Mensah has played 30 times for Man Utd | Michael Regan / Getty Images

United are generally keen to continue removing deadwood from the squad. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed last week that the club expect Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo each to find a new squad, while Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard also remain linked with the moves.

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