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Premier League club try to hijack Hannibal Mejbri's loan deal to Sevilla at the last minute

Published: Updated: 22:23, 8 Jan 2024
Hannibal Mejbri is reportedly on his way to Sevilla on loan, but Premier League club's interest has complicated the situation

Everton Football Club has reportedly made a last-minute attempt to hijack Sevilla's loan move for Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The 20-year-old Tunisian international is set to leave Old Trafford in search of more first-team opportunities.

Hannibal, who had previously chosen to join La Liga side Sevilla on loan, has also attracted interest from Bundesliga outfit Freiburg and Ligue 1 side Lyon. However, with talks between Manchester United and Sevilla still ongoing and not yet concluded, Everton has seized the opportunity to express their interest in the young talent.

Despite making nine appearances across competitions and scoring one goal since breaking into Erik ten Hag’s senior team at Manchester United, Hannibal has struggled to secure a permanent spot in the starting XI. His potential departure from Old Trafford could see him remain within the Premier League fixtures if Everton's bid proves successful.

Mejbri's move to Everton could provide him with the minutes he needs to develop in the Premier League

Under Sean Dyche’s management, Everton appears likely to be embroiled in a relegation fight as they head into the second half of this season. The Merseysiders currently sit just one point above the drop zone after playing 20 games but were recently handed a 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules.

Despite these challenges, securing a player like Hannibal could provide much-needed reinforcement for Dyche’s squad. His youthfulness combined with his experience at an elite club like Manchester United could potentially inject fresh energy into an underperforming Everton lineup.

The final decision now rests with both clubs and Hannibal himself as negotiations continue. Regardless of where he ends up - whether it be Sevilla or Everton - there is no doubt that this promising young player will bring value wherever he goes.

In the world of football transfers, nothing is certain until the final whistle blows. As sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike watch this space, one thing is clear: Hannibal Mejbri's career trajectory is one to keep an eye on.

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