Sevilla ‘advancing towards an agreement’ to sign Hannibal on loan from Man United

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Sevilla are edging closer to signing Hannibal on a loan deal from Man United for the remainder of the season.

Manchester United will be looking to trim down the playing squad between now and the end of the month, purely due to the fact that the Red Devils will now play fewer games after being dumped out of Europe.

Erik ten Hag’s stance with younger players is a little different to his predecessor. The gaffer is making it clear they’ll have to earn heir chances, rather than being handed them on a plate.

One man who has been on the fringes of the first-team for a little while now is Hannibal. Now, the man who plays his international football for Tunisia, is going to have to move elsewhere, at least in the short-term.

The Athletic state that European club, Sevilla, are ‘advancing towards an agreement’ to sign the United starlet on loan. Apparently, Everton are also keen, though both player and club believe a move to the Spanish side is the more favourable option.

Sevilla will have the option to buy Hannibal permanently if all goes well, which would guarantee United a sizeable profit on the man they signed as a sixteen year old a few years ago. Given that his current contract expires in 2025, this could be the way to go. United will have a buyback clause available.

United may keep Hannibal until after the Spurs game this coming weekend before sanctioning the loan, as they expect to get players back between that match and their following league game which takes place a week later.

Hannibal is talented, but I cannot help but feel that the midfielder would already be starting games with regularity if he has a genuine future at Old Trafford.

Do you think Hannibal will prove his worth away from Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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