Mejia leaves United on permanent deal

Thursday 18 January 2024 10:00

Mateo Mejia has completed a permanent move to Sevilla, after four-and-a-half years with Manchester United.

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

Although he was born in the northern Spanish city, Mejia is eligible to represent Colombia through his parents and made his debut for their Under-20s in December 2022.

Mejia in action against Wrexham in July 2023.

Mejia recovered from a couple of injury setbacks to establish himself as a regular for the Under-21s, making 15 appearances and scoring against Arsenal and Leicester City in 2022/23.

He travelled to the United States as part of the youth squad last summer and played in the friendly against Wrexham, replacing Shola Shoretire for the final stages in San Diego.

Mateo, who trained with Erik ten Hag's first team, continued to be an option for Travis Binnion this term, playing 12 times - including three games in the EFL Trophy - and finding the net three times.

Mejia will link up with former youth team-mate Hannibal in Andalusia, as the Tunisia international completed a loan move to Sevilla earlier this week.

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.

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