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Valencia Midfielder Close to Signing with River Plate

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Enzo Perez is set to be the next Argentine to return home from Europe and play in the Argentine Primera Division next season. Gonzalo Rodriguez and Lucas Orban are set to make moves back home and it seems like Enzo Perez is the next Argentine abroad to make the return to his home country.

In an interview with TYC Sports, Enzo Perez said, “There is an agreement, they only need the signature” referring to his move to River Plate. The midfielder has had a successful career starting with Godoy Cruz and Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina. From his native Argentina, Perez made a move to Portugal with Benfica in 2011, then returned to Estudiantes de La Plata in 2012 on a loan spell. The midfielder then had a successful career in Portugal playing with The Eagles until 2014, scoring nine goals in 70 appearances.

Perez moved to a much more competitive league in 2015, making a move to La Liga with Valencia, his most recent club. The Argentine is now 31 years old and does seem to be on the decline not having scored a goal in his stint with Valencia. Perez is a solid box-to-box midfielder that can be very versatile and prominent building up play and helping the defense.

River Plate is likely to make more moves this summer with Sebastian Driussi departing the club and should look for high-profile players like Enzo Perez who will solidify the core of the team.