After weeks and weeks of waiting, Manchester United have finally got their answer about Hannibal Mejbri’s situation, but it’s not what they wanted.
The Red Devils had presented the 16-year-old Monaco starlet with a big offer to entice him away from the principality side, which appeared to have worked since his family were trying to free him of his contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Feeling there was no legal legitimacy to a private agreement made with the club over a contract he signed before the age of 15, Mejbri’s entourage went in front of the French league’s Legal Affairs Committee to try get it sorted.
Unfortunately for them, RMC Sport on Friday are reporting that the LFP’s decision was to ‘dismiss’ the case, as Monaco were already charged on February 5th and ‘the League cannot sanction a club twice for the same motive’.
This means that, from this moment onward, clubs wanting to sign Hannibal Mejbri, like Manchester United, will have to sit down and negotiate with the Ligue 1 side.
It was reported earlier this month that the Red Devils ‘absolutely’ wanted to sign the youngster for their academy, and were simply waiting for the situation to be resolved.
Mejbri hasn’t turned up to Monaco’s facilities since April 23rd.