Manchester United midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is seemingly leaning towards staying at Old Trafford this summer despite being linked with a move to Sevilla.

The Tunisian midfielder has had plenty of game time in pre-season and now looks likely to remain at United following positive talks with Erik ten Hag.

According to a report from The Mirror, the midfielder is seen by Ten Hag as a player who can provide competition in the squad and contribute when needed during the busy months of the season.

After impressing in the Championship with Birmingham City last season, Hannibal has reportedly received offers from a multitude of clubs including Sevilla, Anderlecht, and other European sides according to the report.

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Ten Hag decision decisive

The decision on Hannibal’s future hadn’t actually been decided even as late as last week, with the framework of a loan deal with an option to buy the midfielder close to being agreed with Sevilla, but Ten Hag intervened.

Despite the midfielder’s openness to joining the Spanish side, Ten Hag has seemingly got his way and, following the meeting, it now looks as if Mejbri will be an important part of the team this season.

The Tunisian hasn’t been involved in any of United’s games so far this season but that was seemingly because of the speculation surrounding his future.

Hannibal’s pre-season performances

Coming into pre-season, United fans would have had Kobbie Mainoo as the player to make the biggest impact on the team, but so too has Hannibal.

The midfielder, who was brought into the club from AS Monaco a few years back, looked assured in his performance and willing to do what the manager wanted of him.

It seems the loan move away from the club last season has helped the 20-year-old midfielder mature. With the spates of injury United are currently suffering with, Hannibal may well become an important option, particularly with the UEFA Champions League right around the corner.

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