Man Utd attacker completes permanent La Liga transfer

Stuart Telford
Stuart Telford
  • 18 Jan 2024 14:33 GMT
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag, Man Utd
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Manchester United have sold talented attacker Mateo Mejia to Sevilla, the club have confirmed.

"Mateo Mejia has completed a permanent move to Sevilla, after four-and-a-half years with Manchester United," read a statement on the official club website.

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"The 20-year-old has been part of our Academy since 2019, when he signed from hometown club Real Zaragoza."

Mejia follows Hannibal Mejbri to Sevilla, the midfielder having joined on loan on Monday with an option to make the deal permanent for €20 million in June.

Although he never made a senior appearance for the Red Devils, Mejia was training with the seniors this season whilst boasting three goals and five assists in nine game for the reserves in Premier League 2.

Born in Zaragoza, he has represented Colombia up to U20 level, making his debut for the country of his parents' birth in December 2022.

Shrewd business

United have a €35m buy-back clause for Hannibal, valid until 2026, as well as a sell-on clause, should that deal be made permanent, and Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that a 25 per cent sell-on clause is in place for Mejia.

"We'd like to take this opportunity to wish Mateo all the best for the future - we'll be following your career with great interest," concluded United's statement.

Mejia, of course, is not the only United attacker to now be plying his trade in Spain, with the exiled Mason Greenwood spending the rest of the campaign on loan at Getafe.

The disgraced former England winger has nine direct goal-involvements from 18 games, but looks to have played his last game for the Red Devils.

Barcelona have been credited with an interest, although no permanent transfer has come to fruition as yet.

Mejia is the seventh player to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, following Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek, the aforementioned Hannibal, Alvaro Fernandez, Maxi Oyidele and Joe Hugill, and the first on a permanent deal.

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