Report: Ex-Manchester United flop Bebe offered career resurrection opportunity at Rayo Vallecano


Rayo Vallecano have reportedly agreed to loan Bebe from Benfica.

Manchester United paid a reported £7.4 million fee for Bebe back in 2010, but he hardly set the world on fire during his stay at Old Trafford, making just 7 appearances before being loaned out to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira.

Last summer, the Portuguese player was finally offloaded to Benfica, but after just four outings there, he was shipped out on loan to Cordoba in La Liga in the January transfer window. Although he made 18 appearances, they were less than spectacular and the Andaluz side finished bottom of La Liga.

Now according to Spanish sports daily Marca, the 24-year-old has been offered another opportunity to resurrect his stuttering career, once more in La Liga and this time with Rayo Vallecano.

Financial constraints at Rayo mean that every summer, there's a revolving door of activity at their compact stadium, in the Madrid suburb of Vallecas.

In the midst of trying to confirm other loan deals and free transfers, to replace those who have already departed, Rayo have reportedly reached an agreement with Benfica, which will see them loan Bebe for the 2015-16 season.

Such a move might prove a stroke of genius by Rayo manager Paco Jemez, who is widely regarded for his ability to get the very best from players, regardless of their history or past failures to meet expectations elsewhere.

With his attractive brand of quality attacking football, Jemez has managed to make Rayo one of the most popular sides amongst football purists, achieving good results in La Liga, whilst also putting players who have been rejected and forgotten elsewhere, firmly back into the spotlight.

The superb displays of Alberto Bueno last season, are perhaps a casing point of just what Jemez can get from his players, with the right kind of motivation. Another former Manchester United cast-off, towering Angolan striker Manucho, has also enjoyed a late blossoming in his career, working with the Rayo coach.

Such an opportunity is one Bebe certainly can't afford to waste. Jemez will of course be a challenging task-master, but if the player can make the most of his time working with the Spanish coach, he just might resurrect his stuttering career.

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