Manchester United’s academy graduate Tomthy Fosu-Mensah is tired of future promises and wants to succeed as early as possible in the game, according to quotes from Manchester Evening News.
The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with Crystal Palace, making a significant contribution with 24 appearances, but now with his loan period ending the Netherlands international is due to return to Old Trafford in July, and he has asserted he wants a key-role next term.
However, with the additions of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and Porto right-back Diogo Dalot arriving early this summer, it appears game-time for the starlet isn’t at the top of Jose Mourinho’s priorities, as the manager is under pressure to deliver titles in his third season. And Fosu Mensah will likely face further frustration if he stays.
Palace should take their opportunity to try and land the player’s signature again for next season, whether it be permanent, or more likely on loan. Despite failing to really shine consistently at Selhurst Park, there’s no doubting his immense potential, and the Eagles could unearth a serious player if they were to offer him a consistent place.
Roy Hodgson needs quality reinforcements this summer after releasing Joel Ward and another move for the talented Dutchman would be a risk-free step in the right direction.
His versatility would also allow for Hodgson to deploy him as a defensive midfielder, as the right-back position is also likely to be occupied by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, after his late breakthrough last season.
Mourinho will be keen to keep a hold of United’s academy graduate for the foreseeable future, but with a 19-year-old arriving to bolster the options at right-back for £18 million, and with new captain Antonio Valencia producing the best performances of his career, it seems unlikely Fosu Mensah will be given what he wants next season.