Hannibal Mejbri of Manchester United might spend the remainder of the season on loan at Sevilla, as the Spanish club approaches an agreement to secure his signature.
Sevilla is on the verge of outpacing Everton in the competition to secure the 20-year-old Hannibal Mejbri on loan from the Red Devils, as reported by The Athletic.
Manchester United has chosen Sevilla’s proposal over Everton’s, and there is a possibility of a permanent deal if they choose to exercise the option to purchase him outright.
Having earned 27 caps for Tunisia, the midfielder, who transferred to United from Monaco four years ago, has participated in 13 games for the senior team, with 11 of those occurring in the current season. Nonetheless, Mejbri’s limited playing opportunities under Erik ten Hag led both the player and the club to seek a loan move this month.
Hannibal’s current deal at Old Trafford is set to conclude in the summer of 2025, and United may incorporate a buy-back clause if Sevilla decides to convert the temporary arrangement into a permanent one.
Since he chose not to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations for his national team, there is a chance he might be added to the Red Devils’ squad for the upcoming match against Tottenham to provide cover for injuries.
Hannibal, along with United and Sevilla, will finalize the remaining details of the agreement that will send him to Spain before the closure of the transfer window. If everything is concluded promptly, there is a possibility that he might make his debut in La Liga against Girona on January 21.