Timothy Fosu-Mensah, on loan at Crystal Palace for the season from Manchester United, has received some good news on Tuesday.
NU and others in the Netherlands report Fosu-Mensah has been called up to the Oranje senior squad after yet another injury withdrawal. The 19 year old had been with his country’s U21 selection, but will now join Dick Advocaat’s men for the friendlies against Scotland and Romania.
Lyon’s Kenny Tete has been forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury, which will likely come as a blow to the player.
Despite the Netherlands not having the most exciting international break on their agenda, Tete had already spoken about how happy he was to join up with Oranje along with Lyon teammate Memphis Depay.
Fosu-Mensah, who was a teammate of Depay at Manchester United, will be able to take advantage of Tete’s fitness issue.
The Crystal Palace player has been a used member of the squad since his switch to Selhurst Park in the summer, and Roy Hodgson has already shown he’s willing to show faith in the youngster.