Teden Mengi is set for a return to the Championship as Manchester United starlet closes in on loan switch to Birmingham City one year on from impressing at Wayne Rooney’s Derby
- Man United starlet Teden Mengi is set for a loan move to Birmingham City
- Mengi, 19, impressed when he went out on loan to Derby County last season
- The Blues need a new centre back after Wolves recalled Dion Sanderson
Manchester United defender Teden Mengi is close to joining Birmingham City on loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year old centre back will replace Dion Sanderson who has been recalled by parent club Wolves from his own loan spell at St Andrews.
Mengi was sent on loan to Derby County last year earning plaudits from manager Wayne Rooney but his stay there was curtailed by injury. He has battled back to fitness and form, coming on as a substitute in United’s Champions League tie with Young Boys last month, and is now ready to answer Lee Bowyer’s call for help.
Man United starlet Teden Mengi (right) is closing in on a loan move to second tier Birmingham
United are looking for a number of their squad players to gain more game time.
Axel Tuanzebe is cutting short his loan at Aston Villa to move to Napoli for the rest of the season while full back Ethan Laird, who was at Swansea City, has also been recalled and will join promotion chasing Bournemouth.
Bournemouth will pay an increased loan fee and a higher proportion of the 20-year-old’s wages while Laird could remain there next season if Scott Parker’s side secure promotion.
The Championship side need a new player after Dion Sanderson (left) was recalled by Wolves