Birmingham City have been rebuffed in their attempts to re-sign loanee Hannibal Mejbri, with the midfielder confirming he wont return to the Championship, according to journalist Darren Witcoop.
The 20-year-old spent last season at St. Andrews but is now expected to stay in the top flight, earning a move before the transfer window concludes tomorrow evening.
Who is Hannibal Mejbri?
Mejbri arrived at Old Trafford in 2019, joining from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee. He’s risen through the ranks, making appearances in the Premier League and European competitions.
Last season he made 41 appearances at St. Andrews, scoring once and assisting a further six goals from defensive midfield. He has also been capped 24 times by Tunisia throughout his young career so far.
His Birmingham spell in depth
Mejbri arrived at St. Andrews alongside his former Manchester United teammate Taith Chong. He slotted into a defensive midfield role, following the departure of Ivan Sunjic and was expected to fill the void.
He finished his spell as a fan favourite with the club, impressing in a side that suffered a bottom-half finish in the Championship last season.
What’s been said?
Journalist Darren Witcoop posted a tweet on Twitter which stated…
‘Hannibal Mejbri could still leave Man United on loan tomorrow. Luton have enquired about him along with European clubs. Birmingham made their case for the Tunisian to return but club and player doesn’t want to play in Championship.’
Mejbri was a strong player at Birmingham City and news that he won’t be coming back is a huge blow but they will have other targets in mind.
It looks likely that he will be moving to the Premier League and I don’t think that will come as a surprise to many but it is a shame that Championship fans won’t get to see him play this season.