United close in on fifth summer signing.
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Manchester United are close to completing the signing of exciting young Ajax defender Timothy Fosu Mensah, according to the Daily Express.
The 16-year-old looks set to become the fifth new signing of the Louis van Gaal era, with the Dutchman making a raid on his native Holland for one of their best up-and-coming talents.
The Red Devils have been linked with a whole host of other Eredivisie-based players this summer, with another Ajax star in Daley Blind also believed to be one of van Gaal’s top targets to come in and bolster his defensive options.
For now, however, Mensah looks like being the next arrival at Old Trafford this summer after undergoing a medical at the club’s training ground on Thursday ahead of an imminent move.
A fee of around £300,000 looks to have been agreed between the two clubs, and that could prove a great bargain for United given Ajax’s track record of producing top class young players.
Mensah can fill in a number of different positions, capable of playing as either a left-back or defensive midfielder though his preferred position is said to be centre-back.