Transfer news: Enzo Perez committed to Benfica despite Man United and Valencia talk
Enzo Perez has no plans to leave Benfica after claiming there is interest from Manchester United and Valencia.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 04/06/14 2:11pm
The 27-year-old played an influential role in Benfica's fifth successive Primeira Liga title, scoring four goals and providing as many assists in 28 appearances.
Perez also featured in all six of Benfica's UEFA Champions League matches, setting up two goals before the Portuguese side dropped down into the Europa League, where they lost the final on penalties to Sevilla.
Prior to joining up with Alejandro Sabella's Argentina squad for the World Cup, Perez signed a contract extension which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2018, but understands speculation has been rife.
"I know about their interest, I have heard about these possibilities and my agent told me about them too," he told O Jogo regarding the reports of interest from United and Valencia.
"There is the possibility of playing for Valencia, who are a great club, but right now I want to be fully focused on the Argentina national team and on the World Cup."
Perez, who joined Benfica from Estudiantes in 2011, has made 59 league appearances under Jorge Jesus and remains committed to the club.
"I am very happy at Benfica, I signed the contract renewal before travelling to join the Argentina squad, which shows that I want to keep wearing this shirt," he added.
"I am feeling very well at Benfica and I know the club will try to do the best for me, I'll respect what they decide."