Manchester United teenager Hannibal has signed a new long-term contract, the club have announced via an official statement on manutd.com.
Hannibal, an 18-year-old midfielder who previously played his football with Monaco, signed for Man United in 2019.
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Though he has never made a senior appearance for the Red Devils, Hannibal is highly-rated, and as a result has been rewarded with a new deal, which is testament to where the club believe he can go in the future.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 15, 2021
Man United are a club who pride themselves on bringing players through from the academy to the first-team. The jury’s out as to whether Hannibal will ever reach the level required to make that leap, but this new contract is a step in the right direction.
At the time Hannibal was initially acquired by Monaco, PA reporter Simon Peach reported that €10M had been exchanged in order to get the deal done. That was a gigantic show of faith from the United youth development staff – and this contract is another.
He’s one to watch – for sure!