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Manchester United Target Set For A Medical Next Week – Transfer To Be Completed Soon

Enzo Perez

Manchester United are set to lose out on their transfer target Enzo Perez as he is scheduled to have a medical with La Liga side Valencia next week. Reports indicate that the Argentinian is almost a Valencia player now pending a medical and a few other formalities that could be completed once the transfer window opens.

With Daley Blind’s injury and Micheal Carrick’s age, the need to sign a central midfield player was imperative for Manchester United. The red devils have been linked with a host of players in that position with Arturo Vidal, Kevin Strootman and Enzo Perez being a few of those names. At first, it was believed that Perez was someone whom United could have signed without too much of a fuss, but Valencia Sporting Director Francisco Rufete was apparently impressed with the 28-year old’s performances for Benfica and had made him a top priority signing.

Perez is predominantly a central midfielder but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder and a wide player. His versatility had caught the eye of Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal who dispatched scouts to watch Perez in Benfica’s fixture against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League last month.

Perez has had a solid few years at Benfica since making the move from Estudiantes in 2011. Back then, he cost the Portuguese side a meagre  €2.4m. Now, Benfica are set to make a huge profit on him as Valencia will fork out €25m for the midfielder. All is not lost for United though as Daley Bind is close to a return from his injury, which could stop Van Gaal from buying a midfielder come next month. United invested heavily in the summer, so it’s unlikely that they’ll pay big money for the likes of Vidal or Strootman after losing out on Perez.


 

 

Big Transfer Boost For Manchester United As Argentine Target Wants Premier League Switch

Manchester United received a transfer boost as their transfer target Enzo Perez wants to move to the Premier League. According to Spanish website Superdeporte, the Benfica man prefers a move to the Premier League despite strong interest from la Liga outfit Valencia.

Perez signed a contract extension with Benfica earlier this year that will keep him there until June 2018 which means that United and Valencia will have to fork out a high fee to make Benfica part ways with him. The fee being touted at the moment is close to £20m. You would think that such an amount is pretty high for Valencia who will be gambling on a player in his late 20’s, but the interest for Valencia Sporting Director Francisco Rufete is solid as he wants to sign the midfielder.

The Argentina international was linked with a move to Valencia before the World Cup this year but revealed that he was completely focused on the big tournament, “I know about their interest, I have heard about these possibilities and my agent told me about them too. There is the possibility of playing for Valencia, who are a great club, but right now I want to be fully focused on the Argentina national team and on the World Cup.”

The 28-year old is a central midfielder but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder as well as a wide player. His versatility has caught the eye of Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal who dispatched scouts to watch Perez in Benfica’s game against Monaco this past Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League.

The former Estudiantes man has had an impressive few years which has caught the eye of other clubs. His consistent performances won him a place in the the World Cup that took place in June. Since then, he has grown even better and a move abroad is only a matter of time.