Hannibal Mejbri Could Temporarily Leave Manchester United This Summer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly considering Hannibal Mejbri’s temporary departure in the summer transfer window.

Mejbri, who joined Manchester United from Monaco in 2019, is one of the most highly-rated prospects at Carrington. On the final Premier League matchday of the season, he was also awarded with his first-team debut against Wolves.

Despite his exciting cameo, it seems he would have to wait a little while to get his next outing with the senior team.

According to Fotomac via the Mirror, Turkish giants Galatasaray are offering a regular first-team opportunity to the Tunisian international, and have already submitted their loan offer to United.

With the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek already in charge of playmaking duties at Old Trafford, Mejbri is likely to struggle to get into the first-team next season, making it easier for Solskjaer to consider the 18-year-old’s departure.

Usually highly thought of talent like Mejbri are not available for a loan move, and instead directly find their way to the first-team from the academy, akin to Mason Greenwood.

However, fighting for the Super Lig title with Galatasaray against top opponents like Besiktas and Fenerbahce, would provide Mejbri with invaluable experience.

For now, the win-win situation for the United manager would be to keep Mejbri at United until at least the upcoming pre-season, before deciding on the creative midfielder’s future.