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Mejbri's Sevilla loan goes from bad to worse with star axed from squad entirely


HANNIBAL MEJBRI’S loan at Sevilla goes from bad to worse after the youngster was axed from the La Liga giant’s squad.

The Manchester United loanee was forced to sit on the sideline on Saturday’s clash against Getafe.

Hannibal Mejbri was axed from Sevilla's squad against Getafe on Saturday


Hannibal Mejbri was axed from Sevilla’s squad against Getafe on SaturdayCredit: Getty

Despite interest from Everton, the 21-year-old was sent on loan to the Spanish side in January with the option to buy the midfielder at the end of the season for £17million.

But it looks like the midfielder will return to Old Trafford as the Tunisia international has failed to impress in the Spanish top flight.

Hannibal has played under 90 minutes in four appearances for Sevilla and was left out of their squad on Saturday afternoon.

His loan has gone from bad to worse after the Man Utd loanee spotted his name was not even on the matchday squad on Saturday.

This follows after Sevilla announced he wouldn’t be considered for selection just over a week after his arrival.

Sevilla boss Quique Sanchez Flores said: “After being with him, talking to him and having seen his first minutes in Girona.

“We are going to give him the necessary space to understand where he is, that he is at Sevilla and what it means.

“He has to know where he is and we want to see him. We have spoken with him and we believe that he has to have some time to learn.


“We wanted to give him space, time for him to see things from the outside and then he will return to the squad.”

There have been reports of a dressing bust-up between Hannibal and a teammate earlier in the year but the Sevilla president has played it down calling the midfielder a “magnificent professional”.

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The Red Devils sent Hannibal on loan last term to Championship side Birmingham.

And last summer there were reports of clubs interested in signing Hannibal on loan or permanently but United decided to keep the youngster.

While he made 10 appearances under Erik ten Hag this season the Dutchman felt it was best to send the starlet away again.

But something drastic would have to change for Sevilla to sign Hannibal permanently and he looks set to return to United this summer.

Hannibal is contracted to stay at Old Trafford until the summer of 2025.

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