Manchester United have confirmed their versatile defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has completed a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace on 11 August, Thursday.
The 19-year-old made a switch to Old Trafford from Ajax in 2014. He spent the first two years with the Red Devils' academy, before making his first team debut against Arsenal in February 2016.
Under Jose Mourinho, Fosu-Mensah saw his first team appearances limited as he was continuing his development at the club. A loan move to Palace will give the Dutchman more first team opportunities, while also gaining the much needed Premier League experience.
A statement on United's official website read, "Manchester United prospect Tim Fosu-Mensah will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Crystal Palace, working under the management of fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer."
Palace appointed De Boer as their new manager and Fosu-Mensah explained how a conversation with his compatriot convinced him to make a loan move to Selhurst Park. He is also delighted by the prospect of playing regular football for the Eagles in the 2017/18 season.
"The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away," Fosu-Mensah told Palace's official website.
"I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club. I am only 19-years-old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development."
Meanwhile, United are also interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier on a permanent transfer. According to Goal.com, the Ivory Coast international is set to sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford.
Aurier is barred from entering the United Kingdom as he was given a suspended two-year sentence for attacking a police officer outside a nightclub in Paris in September 2016. He is awaiting the outcome of the appeal and if cleared, he will be allowed to make a switch to United.