Manchester United are being urged to sign Ghanaian winger Bernard Mensah by the player's agent Jorge Mendes.
According to the Express super agent Mendes owns 35% of the player and so would receive a cool pay-off if a deal was to be struck. The 20-year-old moved to Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in 2012 from Feyenoord Ghana.
Mensah and Mendes
The starlet made his debut in August against, Gil Vicente scoring in his inaugral Liga Nos match. The youngster has gone onto play 28 games, scoring four goals for Vitoria.
Mensah's agent Mendes has been involved in numerous high profile deals, most recently the the moves of Diego Costa and Eliaquim Mangala to the Premier League. The 49-year-old will be most fondly remembered by United fans for aiding the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
Less favoured moves to the Red Devils will be the signings of Portuguese winger Nani and Brazilian playmaker Anderson. Both players had spells of good form but neither could develop into the players their early potential suggested.
The most infamous transfer involving Mendes was that of Bebe from Vitoria in 2010. By his own admittance, Sir Alex Ferguson had never seen the player but took the advice of trusted assistant Carlos Queiroz and bought the winger.
Bebe was a disaster from day one and was eventually sold to Benfica in 2014. Mendes reportedly pocketed €3 million from the transfer, almost the same amount as he will receive for a Mensah deal.
Hopefully it is merely a coincidence that the same agent and same club are involved in a deal that went so badly the first time. But there is no doubt United will be far more cautious signing Mensah and maybe this time they'll watch the player before making an ultimate decision.
Manchester United fans, do you think you should sign Bernard Mensah given his relatively little experience?
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