For Manchester United, the transfer window was a rather quiet one. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed three players, all of whom already made an impact within the first-team.
The one problem area for the Reds is still midfield. We look incredibly light in an important position, and without Paul Pogba, we’re just not strong at all…
Well before the game yesterday, Manchester United announced that they’ve reached an agreement to sign midfielder Hannibal Mejbri – subject to FIFA approval.
Aged just 16, Mejbri has been linked with the Reds for large chunks of the summer and after fending off serious competition United have got their man.
What’s interesting about this is that there’s normally little-to-no-fee involved when signing young players. You usually pay compensation for his training and development at a certain club – though according to the Daily Mail, the Old Trafford outfit will actually pay £9.3m to sign Mejbri.
I think this just tells you just how mega-talented this young man is. United are prepared to spend big on a player who’s development process hasn’t really begun. Who knows which way Mejbri will go?
We’re all hoping he’s a top-class player for United in future, but as of right now, this has to be viewed as a risk…