Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah is reportedly set to sign a new £5.2m contract with the club to commit his long-term future to them.
According to The Sun, the 18-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the Red Devils which will extend his stay at Old Trafford with his current contract set to expire at the end of this season.
United boss Jose Mourinho arguably showed his hand when opting to keep the talented youngster at the club this season rather than loan him out, and if the report is true, it’s clear that Fosu-Mensah has a big future in Manchester.
Despite the fact that he’s been limited to just two appearances so far this season, with one game apiece in the Europa League and EFL Cup, he showed last year under Louis van Gaal the early promise that has many excited about how good he can be in the years ahead.
As noted by The Sun, he will get a pay-rise to £25,000-a-week, and will have to continue to prove his worth to the senior squad and hope that he is able to break back into the team and make his claim to keep his place.
Mourinho has opted to play Antonio Valencia at right-back so far this season with Daley Blind or Luke Shaw at left-back, while Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling appear set to settle into the central defensive roles.
In turn, competition is fierce at Old Trafford, but Fosu-Mensah has shown his worth to earn this reported new deal and now his next objective, once putting pen to paper, will be to put pressure on those above him in the pecking order and try to displace one of them.