Hannibal Mejbri has long been touted as one of the next bright talents to come out of Manchester United’s famed academy.
Despite this, the Tunisian youngster has yet to fulfil his full potential on the biggest stage.
The 20-year-old spent the previous season on loan at Birmingham City in the Championship, making 41 appearances and netting once. However, despite his promising talent, he has struggled to break into the Manchester United first team.
Hannibal now could be on the brink of another loan move, with Turkish giants Besiktas keenest on securing his services.
During the summer transfer window, Borussia Dortmund had shown interest in Hannibal, and Besiktas also attempted to bring him in on a loan deal with an option to buy.
However, United resisted offers for a permanent transfer and declined the loan with an option to buy.
According to Fanatik, Besiktas are reportedly planning to return with a revised loan approach, this time without the option to make the deal permanent.
Hannibal’s versatility and potential as an attack-minded midfielder have caught the attention of Besiktas manager Senol Gunes, who believes the loan deal would be beneficial for both the player and the Turkish club.
While Hannibal has not featured in any of Manchester United’s English Premier League games this season, the loan move could provide him with valuable playing time and experience at a higher level, potentially accelerating his development further.
The decision regarding Hannibal’s future now rests with Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag. If the loan deal goes through, it would offer Hannibal an opportunity to showcase his skills in a top flight club who will also be competing in European football in the UEFA Conference League.
It’s worth noting that Hannibal and Alex Telles were involved in a training ground altercation in May of the previous year. This incident occurred before Erik ten Hag took over as the Manchester United manager.