Most Manchester United onlookers expect to see revolving doors at the club in the remaining weeks of the transfer window.
Manchester United need some serious investment but they also have a massive squad which, you would imagine, would be trimmed quite considerably by Louis van Gaal.
One of the players who seems nailed on to leave is Portuguese forward Bebe.
talksport reports on Friday that Manchester United have agreed a deal with Benfica for his transfer. They say:
Benfica agree deal for Manchester United flop
Portuguese newspaper Record believe negotiations between Benfica and United have been concluded, and the player is now waiting for the go-ahead to fly to Lisbon to undergo his medical and sign his contract.
And The Guardian states Friday:
Bébé’s Manchester United career looks to be over after the Portguese striker was left out of Louis van Gaal’s 25-man squad for the club’s pre-season tour to America.
having failed to make the grade at Old Trafford following a shock €9m transfer in January 2011, and has recently been linked with a move to Benfica.
Having made a surprise move to Manchester United in 2011 for £7.4m the unknown Portuguese showed some promise but failed to deliver on a regular basis and was soon farmed out on loan, where he has remained until now.
With Manchester United not contending The Champions League next season the club may well decide to streamline their squad and Bebe seems like one of the most peripheral members of it.
He’s a quick player with a trick and he’s done well on loan in Portugal – a notion represented by the fact that he is going to such a revered club in his homeland.
Manchester United fans will wish him all the best – it’s a real rags to riches story for the young man – but be pleased to see a satisfying conclusion, for all parties, to a rather bizarre chapter in the club’s history.