Hannibal Mejbri signs on loan for the club
First team


The French-born Tunisian international midfielder arrives from Manchester United
Cuerpo Superior

We have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the loan signing until the end of the season with an option to buy for 20-year-old French-born Tunisian international Hannibal Mejbr. Born in Ivry-sur-Seine, he joined Paris FC's academy aged nine, where he was soon being scouted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe. After a brief spell at AC Boulogne-Billancour he joined AS Monaco's academy. A year later, aged just 16, he signed for Manchester United ahead of the 2019/20 season in which he played for both the under-18 and under-23 sides. The following season was his breakthrough year as he made 24 total appearances in the Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy, scoring five goals and getting ten assists. As a reward for his performances, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him his first team debut in the final game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he came on for Juan Mata.

During the 2021/22 season, he played eleven games for their reserves, scoring once and helping himself to four assists, as well as making two appearances in the UEFA Youth League. With the first team, under Ralf Ragnick he made two appearances in the Premier League. For the 2022/23 season, he was sent on loan to Birmingham City in the Championship where he played 41 games in all competitions, scoring once and assisting six times. So far this season he has played ten games for Manchester United, scoring once for Erik ten Hag's side. 

Internationally, he presented France at under-16, and under-17 levels before accepting a call-up to the Tunisian national team, his parents' native country, in 2021. He appeared at the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup where Tunisia finished runners-up after losing the final in extra time 2-0 to Algeria. He was also included in Tunisia's squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar where he appeared in the group stage against Denmark.