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August 18 2017 11.42am

Fosu-Mensa joins the Eagles

August 10 2017

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Photo: Official Palace website)

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Photo: Official Palace website)

Crystal Palace have signed a one year loan deal with Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensa.

The 19-year-old joins the club in time to feature against Huddersfield at the weekend.

The defender, who previously played under Frank de Boer at Ajax, has played for United 21 times, and for his home country the Netherlands he has played at youth, U21 and a recent call up to the senior squad.

Fosu-Mensa will play this season in the number 24 shirt.

Fosu-Mensa told the official Palace website: "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.

"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."

Frank de Boer said of his fellow countryman: "Timothy is a player who has great pace and incredible physical ability.

"In today's game you need players with strength and speed and is a player who can also play in midfield.

"I am seeing him in our system as a right centre back but he can also play full back in a 4-3-3."

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