West Brom are among a number of clubs interested in signing Manchester United Hannibal Mejbri on loan, according to a fresh transfer claim.
The Lowdown: More summer incomings?
Steve Bruce is hoping to mastermind the Baggies’ promotion from the Championship this season following a bitterly disappointing 2021/22 campaign.
For that to happen, it could be that more signings are needed, with the likes of John Swift and Jed Wallace already brought in during the summer.
An intriguing update has emerged which suggests West Brom could acquire the services of an exciting young prospect from the Premier League.
The Latest: West Brom keen on Hannibal
Birmingham City, Millwall and Middlesbrough are also mentioned as potential suitors for the 19-year-old, who has made three first-team appearances for the Red Devils.
The Verdict: Good for squad depth
Mejbri is a huge talent who is highly regarded at United – he has even been hailed for his ‘world-class’ passing by Red Devils underage coach Paul McShane – so West Brom snapping him up would be exciting.
A tenacious midfielder with strong technical ability, the teenager could provide Bruce with extra options in the middle of the park, not to mention the fearlessness and unpredictability which often comes with young players.
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He notably drew praise from Gary Neville on Sky Sports for a crunching tackle he put in on Naby Keita during a cameo appearance in United’s 4-0 drubbing by Liverpool in April.
Mejbri might not come in as a reliable starter for Albion given his age, but it could be a perfect opportunity for him to prove his quality and help the Baggies achieve promotion to the Premier League.
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