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West Bromwich Albion: Bruce could form scary duo with Hannibal Mejbri swoop

West Bromwich Albion have only seen a handful of new faces coming to The Hawthorns during this summer’s transfer window.

The first new arrival through the door was John Swift, who joined the Baggies from fellow Championship club Reading as a free agent on a three-year deal.

Having scored 11 goals and delivered 13 assists in his 38 league appearances last season, it’s easy to see why Albion were keen to sign him and what he may be able to offer to Steve Bruce’s team.

With there still being five weeks left before the transfer window ends, this could give the Baggies the opportunity to bring in another player who can strengthen the squad and give their manager the opportunity to form a frightening partnership alongside Swift.

One player who has been mentioned with a move to The Hawthorns and who could fit this bill is Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.

In 56 combined appearances for United’s under-18 and under-23 teams, the midfielder has found the net seven times and provided 19 assists along the way, highlighting his clear attacking ability.

This mirrors the attributes that Swift brings in being able to not only score goals but create them for his team-mates as well.

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To further highlight what sort of player the 19-year-old is and what he could offer to the Baggies on the pitch, Tunisian Football Federation sporting director Mohamed Slim Ben Othman had this to say about him:

“He can play in a lot of positions: he can be a playmaker, he can be a regista (deep-lying playmaker), he can be a defensive-midfielder, he can be a winger… but for me, his best position is central-midfield.

“He likes to be the player who can organise and coordinate his team. He has big physical abilities and is very selfless despite his large technical qualities.”

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Taking all this into account, and considering West Brom’s track record when it comes to signing young players on loan from Premier League clubs in the past, it’s safe to say that, should the Baggies secure a deal for the United prodigy, he could be a very exciting addition to Bruce’s squad and find himself thriving next to someone like Swift.

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Article title: West Bromwich Albion: Bruce could form scary duo with Hannibal Mejbri swoop

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