Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Monaco hotshot Hannibal Mejbri, one of several teenage talents who will continue their development in the club’s academy.
Mejbri, 16, has a burgeoning reputation thanks to his displays for Monaco in the UEFA Youth League.
He has represented France at Under-16 level and could also line up in the future for Tunisia, for whom he is eligible through his father.
But after a falling out with those in charge at the principality club he will pursue his career with United, who will reportedly pay £9 million ($10.8m) for the teenager’s services.
“United have reached an agreement with Monaco for Hannibal Mejbri to join the club subject to FIFA approval,” the Red Devils signalled in a statement published on the club’s official website.