Man United in pole position to land Benfica star with Valencia priced out of move

first_img1 Benfica star Enzo Perez Manchester United have received a major boost in their pursuit of Enzo Perez as it appears Valencia are unable to meet Benfica’s valuation for the talented midfielder.The Argentine international, 28, has been in fine form for the Portuguese giants this term and helped his side rise to the top of Primeira Liga.The Red Devils have been long-time admirers of Perez, who signed for As Aguias in 2011 from Estudiantes, and Louis van Gaal has made no secret of the fact he would love to bring the central midfield man to Old Trafford.And now, according to Superdeporte, United are the frontrunners to buy Perez next summer after Valencia were put off by his £25m asking price.Sources close to Van Gaal claim he feels Perez could adapt to life quickly in Manchester and the Dutchman does not want to gamble on other long-term target, Kevin Strootman, who has been disrupted by a catalogue of injury problems.Valencia chiefs watched Perez in Benfica’s 3-0 win over Belenenses at the weekend, but it now appears United are in pole position to sign him.last_img

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