Manchester United agree £9million deal for 16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri


Man United splashing the cash on young talent

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a £9million deal to sign Monaco’s 16-year-old starlet Hannibal Mejbri after a fall out with the French club.

The Red Devils look to be transforming the way they do business in the transfer window.

In recent years, Man United have opted to sign proven players on big wages rather than buying young players and developing them.

That lead to expensive deals for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

This summer looks to be different under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, however.

Man United have so far signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, both promising youngsters.

Meanwhile, they’ve also been linked with moves for Sean Longstaff and Harry Maguire.

Though, there’s another young player on the lips of all Manchester United fans right now.

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HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the head coach / manager of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith’s Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Planning for the future

That player is Hannibal Mejbri, with Man United having reached a £9million agreement with Monaco to sign the defender according to the Daily Mail.

It’s said that ‘the highly-rated France U16 international has been in a legal wrangle with Monaco over his contract after his family fell out with the club’. 

After that falling out, Man United have moved to sign him and the Mail claim that ‘Jorge Mendes has been at United’s Carrington training base to discuss a deal, with Ed Woodward and Matt Judge also in attendance’.

While Mejbri won’t see first-team football at Man United for a while, he could be a very shrewd acquisition down the line.

 

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Paulo Dybala wants €10m a year at Man United, Juventus could offer Mario Mandzukic

It’s safe to say that it’s been a busy summer for Man United and it’s not over yet.

That’s because reports of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala are heating up.

It’s been suggested that Mario Mandzukic could also be included in the deal for Lukaku.

Click here to see more about a potential swap deal. 

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