Police Investigate £7.5m Bebe Transfer: Man United Signing Considered Suspect

Old Trafford striker’s move being looked into.

Portuguese police probe missing cash from Bebe’s bizarre £7.5m Man United transfer

Rare sight: £7.5m flop Bebe in action for Man United
Manchester United’s peculiar £7.5million transfer of misfit striker Bebe is being investigated by anti-corruption police in Portugal, it emerged on Friday night.

It appears about £3m of the fee paid went missing. United’s decision to pay so much money for a virtual unknown raised eyebrows when they struck the deal with Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes in August 2010. Only 20 at the time, Bebe made just three starts for United – none in the league – before being loaned to Besiktas in Turkey last summer.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Given how poorly the young Portuguese forward has performed when called upon by Sir Alex Ferguson, even when going up against lower league opposition, it isn’t all that surprising that someone would decide to look a little closer at the £7.5m acquisition.

The 21 year old was sent out on loan to Besiktas the moment Ferguson realised he may have made an expensive mistake but the former Guimares man suffered a cruciate ligament injury and was out for six months before returning to full fitness last month.

It is highly unlikely Bebe will ever represent Man United again, especially if it his transfer to the Premier League side is deemed a suspicious one.

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