'Agreement completed' - Man Utd transfer deal takes next step with 'medical this week'

One Manchester United player is set to leave the club on loan and could depart permanently in the summer

Manchester United have agreed to send Hannibal Mejbri on loan to La Liga club Sevilla with an agreement completed between the two clubs over a transfer, according to reports. The midfielder made the trip to Spain on Sunday night as he was spotted at Sevilla airport in a move that could signal the end of his time at Old Trafford as the loan deal contains an option to buy.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports the clubs have come to an agreement over a loan with an option to buy but adds United are expected to insert a buy-back clause into the deal. The Daily Mail reports the option to buy in the summer will cost Sevilla £17.5m.

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Mejbri joined United in the summer of 2019 from Monaco after rejecting interest from other clubs in England. The Red Devils were reported to have agreed a deal worth up to £9.3m with Monaco.

Still only 16 at the time of his Old Trafford arrival, Mejbri played for the club's youth sides and made his senior debut in May 2021 in a 2-1 win over Wolves. He spent last season on loan a Championship side Birmingham City, playing 41 times for the Blues with one goal and six assists to his name.

He has made just 13 senior appearances for United, five of which have come in the Premier League this term with his only goal for the club coming in a 3-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign. He has been regularly involved in matchday squads this season but minutes have been hard to come by, with Everton also interested in a loan move but Sevilla have won the race for the youngster.

He was set to be out of contract in the summer but United triggered a 12-month extension in his deal earlier this month, as manager Erik ten Hag confirmed the decision ahead of the FA Cup victory at Wigan Athletic. Hannibal was not in the squad as Ten Hag's side drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, with his final appearance coming against Wigan as he was a late substitute against the League One side last week.

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