Benfica star player Gonçalo Guedes who is also a Manchester United long term target, has bid his goodbyes to his club teammates and fans at Benfica. He is close to leaving the Portuguese club in January, and the winger’s preferred destination is Manchester United.

Reports from Record indicates that Guedes could join Manchester United or PSG in the January transfer window. The Portuguese player wasn’t picked in Benfica’s 4-0 victory against Tondela this weekend and was also dropped from the match day squad which has fuelled further speculation about his future.

New rumours has it that the Portugal international has agreed to a January move and is believed to have held talks with United officials.

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For sometime now, the Old Trafford club have been closely following the winger’s development. Their scouts have watched him on several occasions over the past six months and it was said that they even sent a delegation to run the rule over the talented young winger last year.

However Benfica manager Rui Vitória, when asked about Guedes, didn’t sound absolutely convincing. Rui confessed that he has been given no indication that the player would leave in January and that it is up to the President of Benfica to make the final call.

About not using Guedes in the last match, he said as a coach, he can make decisions and have decided not to pick Guedes for the game because there were others to play –  and he chose that way.

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We think Guedes will be the first to be brought into Old Trafford this month.

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