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Manchester United youngster Mateo Mejia joins Sevilla

Manchester United youngster Mateo Mejia joins Sevilla

Manchester United youngster Mateo Mejia has joined Sevilla on a permanent deal, the La Liga club have confirmed.

The 20-year-old attacker will link up with Sevilla’s youth team after signing a two-year contract, binding him to the club until 2026.

Mejia departed United on a free transfer, but the Red Devils made sure to insert a 25% sell-on clause in the agreement, which guarantees them a significant slice of whatever profit Sevilla makes from a future re-sale.

The Colombian winger was in decent form for United’s youth side this season, notching three goals and five assists in nine Premier League 2 appearances.

Mejia joined United’s academy from Real Zaragoza in 2019 and established himself as a regular, returning five goals and nine assists in 30 games for the youth side.

Despite spending a fair bit of time training with Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad, the youngster wasn’t handed a chance to make his senior debut for United.

Mejia will be looking to make a name for himself at Sevilla. He will also be reunited with former United teammate Hannibal Mejbri, who has joined the La Liga side on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Tunisia international midfielder left United this month to join Sevilla after struggling to establish himself in Erik ten Hag’s first-team plans.

Despite United’s injury woes in midfield, the 20-year-old managed just ten appearances across all competitions while featuring in Ten Hag’s starting line-up just four times.

Sevilla have an option to make Mejbri’s purchase permanent at the end of the season, but they’ll have to stump up €20 million as part of the agreement with United.

Perhaps recognising the talent of the youngster they’ve allowed to leave the club, United have also retained a buy-back clause worth €35m, which will become valid if Mejbri leaves permanently this summer.

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