DONE DEAL: Manchester United Agree Fee To Sign French Midfielder

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses with a scarf on the pitch.

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Manchester United’s summer pursuits are about to be full-fledged as the last week of the transfer window approaches. The club is linked with a host of player, including sagas that they have been meticulously working on for the better part of the past two months.

Sifting fact from fiction has become a grueling task at this point in time, as multiple reports are doing the round with regard to the sort of signings the Red Devils are apt to make before the end of the window, as well as the stature of departures that may take place.

Now, United have completed a momentous step in the pursuit of one talent.

As per RMC Sport, Manchester United have agreed to a fee for 16-year-old wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco.

The deal is reported to have been completed for an alleged €10 million. Mejbri function as a midfielder and has been highly rated amongst European circles, attracting interests from the likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Lyon, and Arsenal.

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It is strongly believed that this departure has been triggered due to a spat between the youngster’s family and the club over contractual issues. Now, Monaco wishes to make a profit on his departure given that his deal with them doesn’t run out until 2021.

As of such, United were in the market for a €4 million deal but have now risen to their asking price. Claims were also made that the Mancunian giants tried to acquire the player back in 2014 itself.

This shows that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t just keen on making the headline-grabbing marquee signings at Old Trafford and also has an eye on the club’s future, playing the long game.

United’s academy graduates were immensely impressive while on tour with the likes of Scott McTominay, Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, and Andreas Pereira manning the midfield and frontlines brilliantly. Will this youngster add to that flair?