Timothy Fosu-Mensah is the latest Manchester United starlet to be handed a lucrative new deal after the club offered the Dutch footballer a four-year contract to commit his foreseeable future to the club. The former Ajax youth team star had a breakthrough season with the Red Devils and put in some impressive performances following his debut as a second-half substitute during their 3-2 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.
According to the Sun, the versatile defender, who was signed by former manager Louis Van Gaal in 2014, will put pen to paper on a deal worth around £20,000 a week ($29,000). The Dutchman, who played all across the backline in his 10 appearances in the recently concluded campaign, is highly rated by the coaches at Old Trafford and with his deal entering the final year, the club were keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract.
Fosu-Mensah will become the third deal to be confirmed by the club in recent days, following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who agreed new long-term deals with the club on Monday (30 May). The latter two, like the Dutch defender, broke into the first-team during the course of the campaign and impressed with assured performances in key games.
Rashford's impressive showing during the latter stages of the season saw him being called up to the England squad and a goal on debut against Australia has seen him included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the European Championship finals beginning in France on 10 June. Similarly, Fosu-Mensah was called up by Danny Blind to the Netherlands senior team, but the defender, who can also play in a holding midfield role, had to pull out due to injury.