Confirmed: Man United sign 16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco

Man United sign Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco

Monaco have confirmed the news on Sunday.

Manchester United have completed the signing of 16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri.

The Ligue 1 side have posted the following on their club website:

AS Monaco announces the transfer of Hannibal Mejbri to Manchester United.

The young midfielder had been integrated into the U17 national group during the 2018-19 season.

He now joins Manchester United, AS Monaco wishes him good luck for the rest of his career.

How much did Man United pay to sign Hannibal Mejbri?

Monaco failed to mention a specific transfer fee.

However, Goal.com believe that Man United are paying 9 million pounds for the teenager.

Who is Hannibal Mejbri?

Man United have been rumoured to be chasing Hannibal Mejbri for a couple of months.

At the start of June, RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi announced that Manchester United had tabled a “huge contract offer” to Mejbri.

As previously reported in the Daily Mail, Monaco had a contract dispute with Mejbri. The British paper revealed:

The 16-year-old midfielder has declared he wants to leave Monaco after his father, Lotfi, a former Tunisian footballer, said the relationship with the club had broken down citing a matter of trust.

The family are trying to annul his contract with Monaco which runs until 2021 and there is a chance United could sign him on a free transfer.

Hannibal Mejbri in action

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