Roy Hodgson open to terminating Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s loan to sign Danny Ings – report

by Leo Nieboer

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is open to terminating Timothy Fosu-Mensah‘s loan move in order to make way for striker Danny Ings to join the club on a six-month deal, according to reports.

The 19-year-old was signed on a season-long loan by Frank de Boer back in August and impressed during the early stages of the campaign with a series of energetic, imposing displays at the back.

But his last appearance under Hodgson dates back to over a month ago, with captain Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp keeping him out of the starting line-up.

And according to the Guardian‘s Dominic Fifield, the former England manager will negotiate the termination of Fosu-Mensah’s loan over the January transfer window in an attempt to make way for Ings – whose last Premier League appearance was during Brendan Rogers’ last game as Liverpool manager – to join the club on a six month deal.

The Dutchman’s spell at Selhurst Park begun in highly promising fashion. Even in the face of constant set-backs he appeared to relish every minute, hassling opponents with his raw strength and remarkable speed across the surface whilst also demonstrating the composure in possession that convinced De Boer to sign him in the first place.

But the tide has changed and Fosu-Mensah faces an uphill struggle when it comes to getting the minutes in the Premier League he needs.

Perhaps a six-month deal with a club elsewhere – a favourable alternative to him sitting on the bench at Old Trafford – could be arranged in January. His stock has certainly risen following three months of regular appearances in the Premier League.

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