Manchester United sign Monaco youngster
Manchester United sign Monaco youngster
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Manchester United sign Monaco youngster

Manchester United has completed the signing of Hannibal Mejbri from French side AS Monaco the club has announced.

In a statement on their portal, Monaco said: “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.”

Mejbri is said to have rejected late interest from Arsenal and a series of top European clubs in order to secure a dream move to Old Trafford, and the Premier League giants have reportedly agreed to pay a €10million (£9.3m) fee for his services.

Honour

Le Parisien quotes Mejbri as saying: "It is an honor. Manchester United has a great history and is also known for its youth training.

"It will allow me to progress to try to play a day with the greatest. I watched a lot of videos from the past. Big names have worn the jersey of Manchester United, it’s an honor to pass after them."

Born on January 21, 2003, in Ivry-sur-Seine, Mejbri joined Monaco in August 2018 after spells in the academy at Paris FC and AC Boulogne-Billancourt. His father, Lotfi, is a former footballer who played in Tunisia.

He is now reportedly represented by Jorge Mendes, one of the most powerful agents in football whose clientele includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.

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