Manchester United player flying out to complete Old Trafford exit

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The Manchester United player is reportedly flying out today in order to complete his exit from Old Trafford on a permanent deal.

It looks like Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set to complete his exit from Manchester United by joining Bayer Leverkusen. The transfer fee is reported to be around £1.5 million.

While that is not a big transfer fee in today’s market, the reality of the matter is that the Dutchman’s contract expires at the end of the season and it is clear that he has no intention of extending his stay having already rejected an offer from the Red Devils. As a result, they have done well to get anything for him.

As reported by Manchester Evening News, Fosu-Mensah is flying out to Germany today ahead of completing his move. The question now is though, have Manchester United made the right move?

The depth at right-back is not impressive at all. There is not too many options beyond Aaron Wan-Bissaka. And while the Englishman is the undisputed number one, there are flaws to his game as well.

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One could argue that Fosu-Mensah was not given enough opportunities to succeed. Despite joining as a teenager, the 23-year-old just has 30 appearances for Manchester United to his name. And he has featured just 3 times this season.

With Brandon Williams also looking set to leave, on loan, it might leave the Red Devils exposed if Wan-Bissaka suffers an injury going forward. Thus, you would think that it would have been worth keeping hold of Fosu-Mensah at least till the end of the season, especially with a potential title race on the horizon.

It could be a very different matter if the club do decide to go out and sign another right-back in the January transfer window as a challenger for Wan-Bissaka’s spot in the team. Names such as Max Aarons and Kieran Trippier have been linked with an Old Trafford switch in the recent past although with the amount of rumours that generally surround the club, take it all with a pinch of salt until there are further developments.

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