Five facts about imminent Manchester United signing Timothy Fosu Mensah

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Manchester United are reportedly closing in on a deal for a highly rated Dutch star.

The Daily Mail has reported that Manchester United are close to doing a deal for Timothy Fosu Mensah after he impressed during a trial with the club.

Louis van Gaal has been consistent throughout his career when it comes to using younger players effectively and handing stars debuts as he looks to develop them into better players.

Here are five facts about United’s reported imminent signing.

He’s 16-years-old and is a product of the famous Ajax youth system.

He’s comfortable playing in a variety of different positions across a backline. His strongest position is as a centre-back.

Manchester United will beat rivals Manchester City and Inter Milan to his signature if they sign him and the deal will be worth £300,000.

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He’s already represented the Netherlands at two levels of international football; under-15 and under-16.

United first spotted him when he played for Ajax during the AEGON Future Cup tournament.

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