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Hannibal Mejbri wants “similar career” to two legends amid Man United player’s advice



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Hannibal Mejbri has admitted that he wants to emulate the careers of two footballing legends as he reveals advice from one Manchester United player.

Hannibal Mejbri is set to complete the remainder of the 2023/24 season on loan at Sevilla in La Liga in a six-month loan from Manchester United.

Although he initially featured in Erik ten Hag‘s midfield for a brief period, Mejbri found himself relegated in the pecking order as Kobbie Mainoo made a remarkable recent impact on the Old Trafford squad.

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Sevilla hold the possibility to acquire Mejbri permanently through a £17.2 million buy option, while United have secured a £30 million buy-back clause, allowing them to reclaim the player at a future date for that fee if his move to Sevilla becomes permanent.

Speaking during his unavailing on Wednesday during a press conference, Hannibal Mejbri was asked if he knew about the history of Ben Yedder at Sevilla, who was also a French-born Tunisian.

“I know the story of Ben Yedder here,” Hannibal explained. “I’m excited that he did well here, and hopefully, I can receive the same support and have the same bond with the fans.”

When questioned about his footballing idols, he revealed: “My favourite player is Iniesta; and also Zidane. That’s not to say that I play like them, but I have admired them for a long time, and hopefully, this is the move that kickstarts a similar career for me.”

Lastly, he explained that he had spoken to some of the Manchester United players who had previously played in Spain, including Anthony Martial, who spent six months on loan at the club in 2022.

“I spoke with Martial and some other players that have played in Spain. They spoke very highly of Sevilla, saying that is a magnificent city and that I would adapt easily. They have all wished me the best with this move.”