Great hope of Tunisian football, Hannibal Mejbri has been at Manchester United since he was 16 years old. But he only played three small games with the Red Devils where he never knew how to find a place. Loaned to Birmingham City, he caught the eye of OM who want to take advantage of it.
A haircut, a position and a career that will remind Mattéo Guendouzi. Hannibal Mejbri, 19, will he be OM’s future recruit? In any case, the name of the young Tunisian is noted by the Olympian recruiters. The native of Ivry-sur-Seine knows the south of France for having attended the training center of AS Monaco. It was there, in 2019, that he was spotted by Manchester United, who signed him at just 16 years old. The young midfielder looked promising but in the end the Red Devils only used him three times in three years.
Mejbri, OM’s English bargain?
Despite the 10 million euros invested in him at the time, Manchester United do not know what to do with Mejbri and loaned him last summer to Birmingham City in the Championship. He was able to play 19 games there, delivering 3 assists along the way. A record that allowed him to compete in the 2022 World Cup with Tunisia, coming into play for 10 minutes against Denmark and watching from the bench the success of his team against the French. Enough to enrich his experience but also give ideas to OM recruiters.
🔴 The#OM would consider recruiting Hannibal Mejbri 🇹🇳, during this winter transfer window.
— OM Inside ⭐ (@OM_Inside) January 1, 2023
As The Sun newspaper indicates, OM have sent a man to supervise their English second division matches. The Marseillais are clearly interested in the idea of signing the young talent and Manchester United will not stand in the way. The English tabloid stating that the Red Devils are ready to let him go, subject to a small transfer fee. The perfect transfer window for Pablo Longoria and OM? Given the minimal risk on paper and the profile of the young man, it’s still worth a try anyway.