Man Utd star once involved in training ground bust-up wanted by Besiktas in last-gasp transfer swoop


MANCHESTER UNITED’S Hannibal Mejbri is wanted by Besiktas on loan after they recently had a permanent deal for the midfielder rejected.

The 20-year-old who was once involved in a training ground bust-up with former teammate Alex Telles is wanted in a last-gasp transfer swoop.

GettyHannibal Mejbri may be up for a late transfer swoop by Besiktas[/caption]

Besikitas and United have recently been in negotiations after the Instanbul-base side signed centre-back Eric Bailly.

They are now looking to strengthen their ranks further by eyeing a move for midfielder Mejbri with the Turkish transfer window still open.

Mejbri spent last season in the Championship at Birmingham City, where he made 41 appearances.

The Tunisia International is in high demand but has remained at United, who have resisted offers to sign the player permanently.

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund also had their eyes on a deal for the midfielder in the summer but the move got turned down.

And Besiktas offered a loan deal with an option to buy the player but got knocked back by the Red Devils.

Now Turkish outlet Fanatik, cited by Sport Witness says the Turkish giants will fire back with a loan approach without an option to buy.

Erik ten Hag has not played the youngster yet in any of United’s four Premier League games.


While Besiktas boss Senol Gunes is desperate for an attack-minded midfielder and believes Mejbri is the perfect fit.

Mejbri has been capped 26 times for the Tunisian senior side at international level.

Tunisia‘s 3-1 victory against Mo Salah’s Egypt on Tuesday saw United fans demanding Ten Hag to reward Mejbri more game time.

The youngster made headlines last May as he was involved in a training ground clash with former Red Devils star Alex Telles – in the aftermath of their humiliating 4-0 defeat against Brighton.

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