Long term Manchester United target and Argentina midfielder, Enzo Pérez appears to be on the verge of completing a €25 million transfer to La Liga outfit, Valencia according to reports. It is understood that Benfica have accepted a fee and the 28-year-old will not feature again for the Portuguese giants this season before making the switch when the transfer window opens in January.
The versatile and combative midfielder had been tipped to join up with Louis van Gaal’s growing Argentine contingent at Old Trafford after the talks of a move to Valencia had slowed. However, Los Che have now firmed up their interest and everything is in place for the move to be completed in the next two weeks.
Portuguese newspaper, A Bola report that Pérez has agreed a four and a half year deal with Valencia and Benfica have accepted an initial fee of €25 million, which may rise an extra €5 million.
Valencia have been linked with the move since businessman, Peter Lim completed his takeover of the club and including the potential add-ons, they have now met the release clause that Pérez has in his current Benfica contract.
The former Estudiantes midfielder will link up with Valencia’s growing number of Argentines as he looks to cement his place in Gerardo Martino’s Argentina squad. Pérez emerged as an important member of the World Cup side and although he had an obvious link with the then manager, Alejandro Sabella, he will be hoping that the switch to La Liga will see him further his reputation and impress Tata Martino ahead of the Copa América.