Manchester United set to complete deal for Ligue 1 wonderkid

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Monaco youngster Hannibal Mejbri on Tuesday, according to The Sun (opens in new tab).

The 16-year-old's family fell out with the Ligue 1 club earlier this summer after they attempted to annul Mejbri's contract, which expires in 2021.

However, the impasse is set to end this week as United close in on a £9m deal, half of which will be paid to Monaco up front.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were reportedly instrumental in persuading Mejbri to move to Old Trafford.

The teenager had previously been linked with Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool, but United have won the race for his signature.

The talented midfielder is the son of Lotfi Mejbri, a former Tunisia international.


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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).