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