Enzo Perez has finally agreed to join Valencia from Benfica as both the sides have reached an agreement.
Reports revealed that Benfica and Valencia have agreed a deal and Enzo Perez will soon be heading to join the Spanish side.
Perez has been on reports for the past month, he was strongly linked with Manchester United who failed to land him. Manchester United attacking midfielder Angel di Maria tried to convince fellow compatriot Perez to join the Old Trafford side, according to Marca’s reports. However, in the end it is Valencia who grab his move.
The Red Devils have already planned to sign Kevin Strootman from Serie A side Roma which means it will not be a big blow for manager Lois van Gaal.
Benfica sold several star players in the summer including Lazar Markovic to Liverpool. The Portuguese side tried their best to keep Perez in Portugal but the Argentine international has a desire to play for Valencia.
The Portuguese outfit demanded €30millon for Perez but due to financial problems they had to agree around €20millon.
Valencia officially announced on their website that they have reached an agreement and Perez will be traveling to Spain in few days for a medical and will hopefully make a debut against Real Madrid.
Perez told: “I’m very happy to get to Valencia. Tomorrow will be a long day.”
Columnist: Simon Oates