Manchester United are only a few hours away from completing their third signing of the summer transfer window. According to reports, it will happen on Thursday when they sign AS Monaco youngster Hannibal Mejbri.
It was reported that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Monaco on a €10million deal for the midfielder – a transfer fee which is quite big when you consider the player’s age: he is yet to turn 17
Two other young stars – Daniel James the left-winger from EFL Championship side Swansea City and Aaron Wan-Bissaka the right-back from Premier League side Crystal Palace were also signed under the Red Devils.
According to reports, both players were recommended for United in their pre-season fixtures while Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to find an understudy to the likes of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata – which is why his eyes have settled on 16-year-old Mejbri.
Daniel James cost Manchester United a reported fee of €17million, whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined the Ole Trafford outfits for €55million. If the proposed deal for Mejbri also becomes successful, United will have spent over €80million on transfer fees this summer alone. It was first reported that Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Lyon had tabled offers for the French youngster, however, it looks like Manchester United have beaten them all in the transfer race to sign him.