Manchester United are ready to make a €30million offer to activate the release clause in Benfica star Enzo Perez’s contract, and are hopeful that his participation in this summer’s World Cup will make it easier for him to get a work permit to play football in England.
According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo United have honed in on Perez, who they’ve been following for some time, and are now waiting to see whether or not he makes the cut in Argentina’s World Cup squad which is due to be released later on today. It’s said that the 28-year-old’s limited number of appearances for his national side - he’s played six so far - is proving to be a stumbling block regarding a possible move to the Premier League, and so any potential move to United will hinge on his inclusion in Alejandro Sabella’s 23-man squad for Brazil.
O Jogo claims that the Red Devils are ready to meet the release clause which was embedded into his current contract not too long ago and stands at €30million. With his deal running until at least 2018, Benfica are in no hurry to sell Perez, and the interest coming from Valencia may prove to be another obstacle in Louis van Gaal’s way.
However it’s been made clear that the Dutchman is keen to make purchases sooner rather than later, and with the midfield area ranking amongst his highest priorities a deal for Perez makes perfect sense.