Hannibal Mejbri is reportedly nearing a move to Galatasaray.
The latest reports in England and Turkey suggest that Galatasaray are looking to loan Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri.
The Tunisia international joined Manchester United from AS Monaco for a fee in the region of 10 million euros in August 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2026.
The 18-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Tunisia.
As a member of Tunisia national football team, Mejbri won one cap.
It is evident that United manager does not see him as a key part of his plans, and he could leave the club on loan this summer.
Fatih Terim wants to sign a new midfielder and Mejbri is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Turkish giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Tunisia international will offer the Galatasaray boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Galatasaray are eyeing Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri. Fotomac says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to approve a loan move for Hannibal this summer. Galatasaray are said to be interested in bringing the youngster on loan to Turkey for the duration of next season. The youngster was a regular for United in Premier League 2 last term and a loan could be seen as the ideal next step in his development. Mejbri made his Premier League debut in victory at Wolves for the final game of the season.”
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Galatasaray will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Mejbri to join the club.
It is claimed that Manchester United are open to letting Mejbri go on loan.
Good signing for Galatasaray?
As for the player, Galatasaray could be a great place for him to grow as a footballer. They will be able to provide him with regular first-team football and he will be coached by a very good manager like Fatih Terim.
The 18-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Galatasaray squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.
Galatasaray fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
If Terim sees him as the right man for his side, Galatasaray should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.