Timothy Fosu-Mensah already has three caps for the Netherlands. - © Dave Thompson/Getty Images
Timothy Fosu-Mensah already has three caps for the Netherlands. - © Dave Thompson/Getty Images
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Bayer Leverkusen sign Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United

Bayer Leverkusen have bolstered their ranks with the signing of Netherlands international defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from English Premier League side Manchester United.

Fosu-Mensah has agreed a three-year contract at the BayArena, ending a six-year stay at United that saw him collect FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Europa League winners' medals.

Able to operate anywhere along the back-line and also in defensive midfield, Fosu-Mensah offers adds both quality and versatility to Peter Bosz's side.

"Timothy Fosu-Mensah is a technically adept, fast and physically strong defender who can be used both as a right-back and in the centre," said Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes.

Fosu-Mensah made his professional debut with United in February 2016 and went on to make 30 appearances for the club in all competitions as well as a further 33 Premier League outings over the course of loan spells at both Crystal Palace and Fulham.

He made his Netherlands debut in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against France in 2017 and has since been capped three times by his country.

"In the last few days I've talked a lot with the coach, and conversations with Simon Rolfes and Rudi Völler have convinced me that there are great prospects in Leverkusen," Fosu-Mensah said. "Both for me personally and for us as a team. That will be really exciting."

Leverkusen's latest arrival could make his debut as soon as Matchday 16 when Die Werkself take on Union Berlin at the Stadion an der Alten Försterei.