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.
Following his transfer to Manchester United, AS Monaco would like to wish Hannibal Mejbri all the best in his future career. pic.twitter.com/jzwDwIt0Jw
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 11, 2019
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.
The #Mejbri saga continues.
The Mejbri family and #Monaco will meet the LFP today for a new hearing and a potential conciliation agreement with the player desiring to break his contract. Mejbri has a huge contract offer from @ManUtd who want to sign him!
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) June 3, 2019
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.