Valencia have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sell midfielder Enzo Perez to River Plate, but are set to make a substantial financial loss.
Los Che signed the Argentine from Portuguese giants Benfica in January 2015 for €25m but all reports indicate he will now be sold after 30 months for a mere €3m.
Various reports in the Spanish media suggest the fee is so low due to the club’s urgent need to sell high-earning players, of which Perez is one, to be able to fund new signings for new Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral.
Perez made 61 La Liga appearances for Valencia across two-and-a-half seasons, and was temporarily made captain earlier this season.
Valencia are also keen to shift on Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves due to their financial constraints, following the earlier exit of Australian shot-stopper Mathew Ryan to Brighton.