Recent reports from French media outlet L’Equipe state that FC Andorra are keen on signing Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri in the ongoing transfer window as Eder Sarabia looks set to add to his attacking options.
The Spanish second-tier side, owned by FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, wants to sign the Tunisian international on a loan deal; however, if he manages to impress over the course of his stay in Spain, they might sign him on a permanent basis by triggering the purchase option of €25 million.
It’s still not known if Manchester United are willing to sell the teenager, but state that they would rather prefer a Championship team to send him out on loan. West Bromwich Albion, Millwall and Birmingham City are looking to secure his services for the season.
Should Ten Hag Cash In On Mejbri?
Having come through the ranks at French club AS Monaco, Hannibal Mejbri signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2019 for a fee in the region of £9 million. However, the 19-year-old has played in just three matches over the course of the past three years. Having earned 16 caps for Tunisia, international matches continue to be his main source of first-team football.
Hannibal Mejbri is determined to secure a starting place in the Tunisia national team that takes part in World Cup later this year. As a result, having regular game-time at least until November is his topmost priority – something that is highly unlikely at Old Trafford. Furthermore, Manchester United have a host of talented midfield options coming through the academy – Zidane Iqbal, Charlie Savage, and James Garner being some of them – so cashing in on Mejbri’s talent could be an option depending on Erik Ten Hag’s plans.