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Discussion in 'Man Utd Chat' started by maco, Aug 11, 2010.
Reds agree deal for striker
Lul wut? another striker!?
wtf? another striker...
edit- snap flash
He's only played 45 mins for Guimaraes, having signed for them 5 weeks ago. Real Madrid were reportedly interested in him.
Manchester United have spent £7.4m to sign Bebe, a relatively unknown 20-year-old from the Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães, the Guardian can reveal. The deal was finalised today, with the player becoming the eighth senior striker on the club's books.
United have paid the buyout clause to release Bebe – who was raised in an orphanage after spending part of his childhood on the streets and has represented Portugal in the homeless World Cup – from his five-year contract at Guimarães only five weeks after he joined the club from Estrala da Amadora in the Portuguese third division.
He has been recommended to Sir Alex Ferguson by his former assistant, Carlos Queiroz, the Portugal national coach, and a deal has been rushed through for Bebe to become the third signing of the summer at Old Trafford. It takes the club's spending to around £25m following the arrival of Chris Smalling from Fulham and Javier Hernández from Chivas de Guadalajara, with Ferguson retaining a strong interest in Mesut Ozil, the Germany international.
The United manager was at Craven Cottage to see Ozil play in a pre-season friendly for Werder Bremen on Saturday and, although he tried to pass it off as watching a Premier League opponents, the Guardian has established he stayed back at the end of the match to talk to officials of the Bundesliga club in the boardroom. There remain a number of obstacles to clear, not least the fact that Chelsea are interested, along with Real Madrid and, potentially, Barcelona.
The signing of Bebe has been far more straightforward, with Ferguson understood to have met the player for the first time on Tuesday when he flew to Portugal, principally to be a witness for Queiroz in a disciplinary case with the Portuguese football federation.
Bebe is described as a fast, technically gifted striker, right-footed and strong in the air, measuring 6ft 2ins. He has shown his potential with several goals in pre-season but his signing still represents a major surprise given Ferguson's recent insistence that he did not want to add to his squad and the player's low profile in Portuguese football.
Queiroz has convinced Ferguson that he may have unearthed a future gem and Bebe will provide competition for Wayne Rooney, Hernández, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Federico Macheda, with Mame Biram Diouf having joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan and Daniel Welbeck on his way to Sunderland.
Manchester United sign £7.4m Portuguese striker Bebe | Football | guardian.co.uk
Who the sh*t is he?
I've just been reading about this. I'm surprised. Fair enough another young player, but ANOTHER striker? Is there really a need?
It's a bit of a blow for the other young strikers at the club. I don't really understand this much tbh.
EDIT: Also, £7.4m? It seems a bit steep for someone who was playing in the Portuguese Third Division not long ago...
surprising, to say the least. anyone know anything about him?
Can't be, we are skint!!11111!!
Homeless world cup?
FFS another striker.
wtf is this? seriously if we have that much money we should of used it to buy a midfielder. does look exciting tho
wow this really does make no sense what soever!#
Rooney, Berba, Owen, Hernandez, Macheda, Wellbeck, Diouf, King, Keane
I know some are young or loaned out but how do they all fit into the future, hell how do the fit now?
and 7.5m for essentially a portuguese div 3 player?
Someone show this to Fergie
rooney, berbatov, owen, hernandez, macheda, bebe + welbeck, diouf, king.
scholes, carrick, fletcher, gibson, anderson.
Manchester United Sign Bebe
Is the club on drugs? 8 strikers on our books when we need cover in midfield. Well at least the no money in the bank myth can finally die for a bit
Shocking - the club officials who post on this forum were adamant we had no money.