Man United confirm Fosu-Mensah deal

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Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Manchester United's official website confirmed the agreement to sign the 16-year-old from Ajax, describing Fosu-Mensah as a 'powerful defender who caught the eye at the AEGON Future Cup' in the Netherlands.

Transfer certificate

The defender will need to secure an International Transfer certificate before he can feature in United's academy squad, which is under the direction of coach Paul McGuinness.

United go on to hail the 'versatile' teenager as an 'excellent addition' for the Red Devils. He becomes just the latest recruit under Louis Van Gaal, who has wasted little time reshaping the United squad.

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Frantic window

It was a frantic transfer window for the 2013 Premier League champions, as Van Gaal completed deals for Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria. United were the biggest Premier League spenders of the summer window.

As for Fosu-Mensah, he will go into the youth teams for the time being but United have high hopes he will quickly progress through the ranks.

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Undisclosed fee

Reports in Holland had previously claimed that United were willing to pay £300,000 for the youngster, although the actual figure is undisclosed.

Van Gaal beat off competition from the likes of Manchester City, Inter Milan and Valencia to sign the centre-back, who can also feature at left-back when required.

United fans will get a first peek at their new-look side when Queens Park Rangers visit Old Trafford in the first week after the international break.

Loan signing Falcao could make his debut, and it will be interesting to see how Van Gaal incorporates the Colombian with Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie also competing for starts.

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