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Sevilla showing interest in acquiring Manchester United starlet Hannibal Mejbri

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According to Fabrizio Romano, while speaking to Caught Offside, Sevilla are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, but the Red Devils are keen on retaining the player beyond next summer.

The 20-year-old has been integrated into United’s first-team squad in the early months of the 2023-24 season, making appearances in two league matches, including a start in the 1-0 victory against Burnley in late September.

The Tunisian star was loaned to Birmingham City in the Championship last season to gain valuable experience in senior football, where he played 38 times for the second-tier club.

Mejbri has also played 26 matches for his national team and was part of the squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

According to Italian journalist Romano, Sevilla, the reigning Europa League champions, have been keeping an eye on the youngster’s progress for several months and are looking to sign him in 2024.

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Despite their 12th-place finish in the previous season’s La Liga, the Spanish club’s European success granted them a spot in the group stages of this year’s Champions League. They are drawn in a group with Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, and Lens.

Man United are pleased with their academy graduate’s development as he adapts to the demands of Premier League football.

The club is reportedly preparing to engage in talks with the African midfielder about a new contract, one that would secure his future with the 20-time English champions in the long term.

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Mejbri’s existing contract with the club is set to expire at the end of the current season, but there is no risk of losing the player on a free transfer in the summer.

United have the option to extend the midfielder’s contract for another year, but both parties are eager to reach an agreement on a new contract for the player.

It remains to be seen how the entire situation unfolds in the next few months.

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