WATFORD have enquired about taking Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan, according to reports.
Watford have been busy this summer adding five players to their ranks, including former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah and Derby youth product Will Hughes.
However, the Vicarage Road club are still looking to bolster their defensive options and have enquired about taking Timonthy Fosu-Mensah on loan.
The Daily Mail claim the London club have lodged their interest with Manchester United about having the right-back for the season.
However, the Red Devils are yet to decide on the 19-year-old’s future and will make a call after next week’s Uefa Super Cup clash with Real Madrid.
Fosu-Mensah is a versatile defender who can operate at right-back as well as in a holding midfield role.
However, the signing of Nemanja Matic this week and reported imminent arrival of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain could make him surplus to requiremens.
The Dutchman is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2020 having penned a long-term deal last October.
He made 11 appearances in all competitions for United last term but was largely kept out of the squad by Jose Mourinho.
Speaking last month after United’s pre-season win against Real Madrid, Mourinho defended his track record of developing young players.
“More than half of their team – which is their first team because they were only missing Ronaldo and Ramos – all these guys started with me and had debuts with me,” he said.
“They came into the first team with me, trained with me at 15 and 16 years old. Nacho, Casemiro, Carvajal, Morata, Marcelo was 20.
“So probably in a few years Manchester United will also have half a dozen of these kids.
“I think Scott McTominay and Demetri Mitchell are also kids to have a future in the club. And Andreas Pereira is back.
“So when the kids are good and have potential, there is no problem.”