Bebe is all set to leave Manchester United this summer and move to Portuguese champions Benfica where he is confident his ‘time is coming’.
After four years on United’s books, Bebe, 24, isn’t going to be part of the Louis van Gaal revolution and the time was certainly right for him to leave. At this time, no fee has been mentioned.
Last season, Bebe impressed by being the top scoring Portuguese player in their league with 12 goals but in all likeliness, he wouldn’t have got any game time apart from with our Under-21s.
Speaking about a move to Benfica, Bebe promised he was ready to turn over a new leaf and fulfil his potential.
“The fact that they won the title last season motivates me more to complete this deal. I’m ready to leave anytime,” he said.
“For now I’m training with the rest of the [Man United] squad. I haven’t fulfilled my potential, but I feel that my time is coming.
“I promise a lot of commitment, hard work to show my qualities and help the team[Benfica] win the title. I’m different and ambitious.”
It won’t be with a heavy heart that Bebe leaves the club having never managed to live up to his £7m price tag but last year, Bebe showed real promise so there’s a chance he could flourish outside Old Trafford, so good luck to him.
His departure should just be the beginning for United this summer as there are plenty of other deadwood members of the squad who Van Gaal could move on as well.