Hannibal Mejbri set to sign for Manchester United after rejecting late offer from Arsenal

first_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1 min. story Hannibal Mejbri is set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Manchester United expect to complete a deal for Monaco wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri in the next 24 hours after seeing off late competition from Arsenal for the midfielder.The 16-year-old has been in negotiations with the Red Devils for over eight months and he’s been omitted from Monaco’s youth set-up after a long dispute with the club over his contract.Mejbri’s family claim the Ligue 1 giants have reneged on an agreement with the teenager and the disagreement threatened to spiral into a legal dispute.Part of the disagreement stems from Mejbri’s desire to move to Old Trafford but there’s been plenty of interest in the 16-year-old, who Monaco paid £1m for when he was just 14 years old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Coming Next PLAY Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Skip Ad Read More Hannibal Mejbri set to sign for Manchester United after rejecting late offer from Arsenal Comment 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read Morecenter_img Top articles Read More Skip SPONSORED Full Screen by Metro Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Aug 2019 7:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares / United had hoped to sign Mejbri for a small compensation fee but the Red Devils have agreed to pay around £9.1m (€10m) fee for the wonderkid.According to L’Equipe, United had to fight off late competition from Arsenal to sign Mejbri.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe Gunners were willing to rival United’s offer for the midfielder but the deal was too far down the line to backtrack.Mejbri and his representatives are expected in the north-west today to finalise the move and he’s set to become United’s third signing of the summer after Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Mejbri is expected to go straight into United’s U18s squad as he awaits his professional debut and his signing will be seen as a coup for the club, who have been on an aggressive academy recruitment drive in the last 18 months.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to make at least two signings in the next week with Harry Maguire seen as a priority.Leicester are holding out for £80m for the England international.MORE: Jose Mourinho encourages Frank Lampard to use Kurt Zouma and Tammy Abraham at Chelsea Read More About Connatix V67539 Video Settings Advertisementlast_img

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