Aston Villa are reportedly interested in Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who is on loan at Fulham from Manchester United at the moment.

According to The Daily Mail, Manchester United-owned Fulham youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah is an option for Aston Villa in the January transfer window.

Fosu-Mensah joined Fulham on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals United in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Cottagers are considering sending the 21-year-old back to United this month.

The youngster has made seven starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Fulham so far this season, according to WhoScored.

Good signing for Aston Villa?

Fosu-Mensah may be struggling for playing time at Fulham at the moment, but there is no doubt that the 21-year-old is a very good and promising young player.

Blessed with the versatility to operate as a midfielder, a central defender or at right-back, the Netherlands international will enhance the depth of the current Villa squad.

Villa are aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship table this season, and Fosu-Mensah – who earns £65,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com – will enhance the Villans’ chances of doing just that.

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