Manchester United & Exauce Mpembele
Manchester United fans are introduced to a couple of new names on Tuesday in the transfer market.
The first is 17-year-old striker Exauce Mpembele.
Mpembele plies his trade for Ligue 1 side Lille.
The 17-year-old Belgian forward scored an impressive 35 goals in all competitions last season, as he turned out for Lille’s U17 and U19 sides.
According to Belgian news outlet DH, Man United are one of several high profile clubs considering a move to sign Mpembele.
Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and RB Salzburg are also named as potential suitors for the teenager.
So will Man United sign Mpembele? That’s far from certain, as DH note that Lille are looking to lock Mpembele down to a long-term deal.
Exaucé Mpembele (2002) – En route pour les Play-offs U17 by @CompsLille
Auteur de 16 buts en 11 matchs cette saison en phase régulière U17, il a inscrit un doublé en 1/4 de finale face à Rennes. Également auteur de 4 buts en 4 rencontres de Gambardella cette saison. pic.twitter.com/AZJBT9YsA9
— LOSC Comps (@CompsLille) May 24, 2019
‘Huge offer’ for Hannibal Mejbri
Another youngster linked to Man United this week is 16-year-old Monaco midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.
According to RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi, Manchester United have tabled a “huge contract offer” to Mejbri.
Bouhafsi clearly states that Manchester United “want to sign” 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 by the Daily Mail, Monaco have a contract dispute with Mejbri:
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.