So despite the club’s struggles to add to summer signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Manchester United could be set for some good news on the transfer front.
The club had been linked with AS Monaco prospect Hannibal Mejbri earlier on in the transfer window, but seemingly faced a stumbling block after it was revealed that the club could not sign him as a free agent.
However, RMC Sport’s Loic Tanzi has now claimed that United have made a breakthrough, concluding a €10m (£9.1m) deal with Monaco to sign the talented midfielder.
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The report adds that the player’s agent and lawyer are expected to arrive in Manchester to put the finishing touches on the move.
After hearing about the news that the club may have secured the services of Mejbri, United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the update.
Many suggested that once the teenager eventually breaks into the first-team, supporters will be hailing him as a star. Indeed, some insisted that the Mejbri has a “big future ahead” of him and simply stated that he would be a “very good signing”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
You’re sleeping on him.
When he breaks into the first team, half of you all will be repping him.
— (@TheFergusonWay) July 31, 2019
— ً (@UnitedCojones) July 31, 2019
This kid is gonna eat the premier league alive
— . (@OmarMxnchester) July 31, 2019
Wow, what a player. Big future ahead
— Tosin Akingba™ (@venusakingba) July 31, 2019
Very good signing
— Frozen (@UtdFrozen) July 31, 2019
Quite a big coup imo. We didn’t get that Rayan Cherki lad, but this guy is destined for big things. Watch out for him.
— Pulkit Bhardwaj (@BahuBailly) July 31, 2019