United keeping tabs on Argentinian midfielder

Manchester United and Valencia CF have been told that they must meet a €30m release clause if they want to secure the signing of in-form Argentinian Enzo Perez from Benfica, according to reports by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

Valencia have reportedly opened the bidding war with an offer of €28m although it is believed that the Benfica President, Luis Felipe Vieira, will not accept any offers below €30m.

O Jogo believe that Manchester United had previously enquired about the player and been delivered the same message from the President. Despite this, the Portuguese newspaper insists Manchester United are keeping taps on the deep-lying playmaker.

Perez impressed many European fans and commentators last season with his impressive form. He averaged an 88% pass completion rate in the Europa League, higher than any other player. This aspect to his game means that he would fit the criteria Manchester United are looking for in a midfielder, although at the age of 28, they believe the asking price for the Argentinian to be too steep.

Furthermore, Valencia’s new owner Peter Lim, worth a reported 1.2bn, has sanctioned a summer re-vamp at the club, making them strong favorites to secure Perez’s signature.

Spanish speaking Perez would fit in more comfortably at the Mestalla, however, should Manchester United make a bid over the release clause, as O Jogo are suggesting they will, it will be hard for him to turn the opportunity down.

By Jonathan Evans

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