Teden Mengi is set to return to the championship as the Manchester United starlet join Birmingham City on loan a year after Wayne Rooney’s impressive derby
- Man United starlet Teden Mengi is expected to be loaned to Birmingham City
- Mengi, 19, impressed when he was loaned to Derby County last season
- The Blues need a new center-back after the Wolves recall Dion Sanderson
Manchester United defender Teden Mengi is close to joining Birmingham City on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 19-year-old center-back replaces Dion Sanderson, who was recalled by parent club Wolves on his own loan at St. Andrews.
Mengi was loaned to Derby County last year, where he received praise from manager Wayne Rooney, but his stay there was curtailed by an injury. He’s struggled to regain shape, came on as a substitute in United’s Champions League match against Young Boys last month and is now ready to answer Lee Bowyer’s call for help.
Man United star Teden Mengi (right) is about to move to second division Birmingham
United are looking for a number of players to buy more playing time.
Axel Tuanzebe is cutting his loan from Aston Villa to move to Napoli for the remainder of the season while full-back Ethan Laird, who was with Swansea City, has also been called back and will join promotion to Bournemouth.
Bournemouth will pay an increased loan fee and a higher percentage of the 20-year-old’s salary, while Laird could stay there for the next season if Scott Parker’s side secures promotion.
The championship team needs a new player after Dion Sanderson (left) was recalled by Wolves