Reported Manchester United target Enzo Perez continues to be linked with a possible move to Valencia, despite only recently signing a contract extension with Benfica.
The 27-year-old midfielder has been outstanding for the new Primeira Liga champions, stepping up following the departure of Nemanja Matic to Chelsea and looking a class-act week after week.
Perez is predominantly a central midfielder, although he can play from the right-wing when required. But it is in the central area where he has shone for Jorge Jesus’s side, to such an extent that United were said to be monitoring him with the view of making a summer move.
With a reported release-clause of €30million he will not come cheap. But the latest suggestion is that he will not come at all, with Spanish side Valencia reportedly in the box-seat.
Following the arrival of new owner Peter Lim, the La Liga side is expected to spend big this summer, with Perez one potential arrival.
And now Valencia defender Joao Pereira has talked up the prospect of Perez moving to Spain.
In quotes published by O Jogo, Pereira said, “He’s a good player, he has had two great seasons at Benfica and I think that he has a lot of quality that would be important to help us improve.
“It is the president and the owner who are going to decide this.”
Perez may not be the big-name signing United fans are after, but he is exactly the type of player required at Old Trafford to add some much-needed stability and control to the midfield.
But if Pereira gets his way the Argentine will be heading to Spain rather than England, leaving United searching a little longer for that midfield solution.