Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that developing youth talent will be the go-to philosophy of Manchester United hereon. This may frustrate the fans who are hoping for regular marquee signings each window.
However, the Red Devils may be on the right route as regular spending could assure titles in the short-term, but is likely to be detrimental financially, in the long run.
As of such, developing upcoming talent and securing the best starlets from Europe is a positive direction to take.
This certainly seems to be on the cards with regard to United’s latest signing.
United have officially come to an agreement to sign French wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri. The teenager is all set to join the Old Trafford outfit from AS Monaco when he turns 17 next January.
It is believed that the Red Devils secured the forward for an initial €5 million fee which could rise to €10 million.
While United may have struggled in attracting big names in the recently concluded transfer window, their youth program is still impeccable as the English side is believed to have fought off interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, PSG, and Barcelona, who were all keeping tabs on the youngster.
Will such youth signings prove to be enough to quell the ire of United supporters who are still bitter about the relatively dismal transfer window activity?