Manchester United are set to further strengthen their attacking options in the upcoming January trasnfer window. In the summer the Red Devils had shown great interest in Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez. Spanish side Valencia were also interested in securing the midfielder’s services but the player stayed put at the Portuguese club depite the interests. However recent reports from several Media Outlets in Portugal have hinted that United manager Louis Van Gaal had sent scouts to watch Perez at the Estadio Da Luz two weeks ago as Benfica beast French side Monaco in a groups stage encounter of the Champions League. United scouts are believed to have also watched Brazilian striker  Anderson Talisca who incidentally scored the winning goal for Benfica.

Perez however has a €30m release clause in his contract but the figure won’t put the Red Devils have sizeable transfer kitty to spend from in thw winter transfer market. The 28 year old Argentine dazzled at the World Cup playing in wide midfield after Angel Di Maria was injured just before the quarter finals. Perez showed great application and the Red Devils manager is beieved to be a huge fan of his imense work rate. Van Gaal would thus plot a move for the player in January but would face a significant challenge from Valencia. 

The Spanish side have have boosted financially after Singaporean businessman Peter Lim took over the Mestalla outfit in the summer. They have brought in the likes of German World Cup winner Shkodran Mustafi and also Rodrigo Moreno, the later from Benfica. It is believd that Valencia are ready to swoop for the player and are ready with their offer. However, the decision might rest with the player himself. Will Perez reject a move to the enticing Premier League and a chance to play for Manchester United or will he switch lotalties for Valencia. Old Trafford could be his possible destinantion given that counrymen Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo could be used to persuade the player to make the move to Manchester.

    Rafa Benitez Fanatic, Analyzes tactics, Football Fan

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