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Man Utd sign Vitoria De Guimaraes Striker Bebe for £7.4m

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Striker Bebe from Vitória de Guimarães have been signed by Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, subject to a medical but expected fee is £7.4 million. The 20 year-old Bebe moved to Guimarães, Old Trafford from Portuguese third division club Estrala da Amadora, with purpose to pay the buyout clause to release Bébé from his five-year contract to United. Bébé was linked with Real Madrid, has agreed terms with the Red Devils and will undergo a medical this week.

In July, the player only arrived at Guimarães and he was prepared to spend that sort of sum on a player who has spent most of his career playing in the Portuguese third division, it is a mark of Sir Alex Ferguson’s enthusiasm. His former assistant, the Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz recommended Bébé to Ferguson.

Man Utd sign Vitoria De Guimaraes Striker Bebe for £7.4m

Since the end of last season to £25 million, his arrival takes United’s spending. Former Fulham defender Chris Smalling and Javier Hernández has already been added by Ferguson to his squad. On Tuesday, he was in Portugal to be a witness for Queiroz in a disciplinary case with the Portuguese Football Federation, then Ferguson is reported to have met the player for the first time.

United face competition from Barcelona for his signature and remain interested in Mesut Özil, the Germany international. After spending part of his childhood living on the streets, Bébé has represented Portugal in the homeless World Cup but he has no senior caps. He becomes the eighth forward on United’s books. The Guardian reports that Bebe was raised in an orphanage after spending part of his childhood on the streets and has represented Portugal in the homeless World Cup.

Man Utd sign Vitoria De Guimaraes Striker Bebe for £7.4m

Video of Manchester United signs Bebe from Vitoria de Guimaraesfrom youtube:


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