In the past one year or so, may be more than that, Manchester United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Argentine forward Enzo Perez.
Portuguese media, Argentine media and Spanish media both have time and again covered United’s interest in the player. Spanish newspapers have an interest here, because, Perez is also a reported target of Valencia.
We bring you here some of the recent stories we covered on Enzo Perez that will give you an idea how the transfer saga has shaped up.
November 3: Italian website TMW claimed Valencia are preparing a massive €30m bid for the Argentine.
November 7: ESPN claimed Manchester United had rekindled their interest in the player and scouts followed him in action for Benfica against Monaco and that they were highly impressed with what they saw.
November 11: Argentine newspaper Ovacion reported that Manchester United were preparing a €30m bid for the Benfica superstar.
November 19: Spanish newspaper Marca published a story where they claimed Angel di Maria was making a strong effort to lure him to Old Trafford. He had even spoken with him and said good words about the club.
In a nutshell, what we get is both Manchester United and Valencia are vying for his signature. However, it seems like United have cooled their interest in him (if there was any interest at all) recently making way for Valencia to clinch the deal.
Journalists who have great contacts within the club, like James Ducker of The Times or Mark Ogden of The Daily Telegraph, have hardly mentioned (in fact didn’t mention at all) his name while speaking of United’s potential targets in coming transfer window or in summer, which suggest probably he doesn’t feature in Louis van Gaal’s plans.
Perez has a reported release clause of €30m, but due to a lack of competition (as it seems), Valencia are hoping to secure a deal within €25m.
The Los Che financed by Peter Lim have the finance in place to secure the move as early within next week. Valencia based newspaper claiming today that a deal has been agreed in principle and that the Spanish club are confident of completing the transfer in the first week of January.