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Timothy Fosu-Mensah made the preferred candidate to replace compatriot Jeremie Frimpong in the Bayer Leverkusen starting lineup.

Timothy Fosu Mensah has emerged as the preferred candidate to fill the void left by Jeremie Frimpong’s injury at Bayer Leverkusen.

The Dutch-born Ghanaian defender was ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious injury last week and is expected to be out for several months.

Because of a syndesmotic ligament tear, the 21-year-old defender will not be able to play until the end of the current season.

Frimpong, a former Celtic player, was injured last weekend when Leverkusen lost 1-0 to FC Cologne.

He was replaced in the game by fellow Ghanaian player Timothy Fosu-Mensah after only 13 minutes.

Due to the absence of his compatriot, Fosu Mensah, who played for English giants Manchester United before joining Leverkusen, is expected to play until the end of the season.

Frimpong’s injury provides an excellent opportunity for Fosu Mensah, who has struggled for playing time since joining Leverkusen.

Meanwhile, due to the injury, the Amsterdam-born defender will now have to wait to make his debut for the Dutch national team.

This month, he received his first call-up to the Dutch national team for friendlies against Denmark and Germany.

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