The Fire are set to add Spanish midfielder Victor Perez to the roster within the next week or so. A report by Goal.com's Nick Sabetti earlier today has been confirmed by two separate sources to Fire Confidential. Perez, whose contract is owned by Spain's Valladolid, was on loan to Levante in La Liga but they removed him from their roster in order to make room for the transfer of midfielder Bryan Ruiz. The transfer for Ruiz did not go through leaving Perez in between clubs due to a rule stipulation. As Sabetti reports, the Fire were able to secure a loan for Perez for non-DP dollars.
Per Sabetti, the initial loan expires on June 30 with options to extend until the end of 2015 and again for another year, or through the end of Perez's current contract with Valladolid. Although the finalization of paperwork hasn't occurred yet, terms have been agreed to and the Fire appear to be getting a 27 year old central midfielder who has had some success in Spain's top flight. Perez will occupy the eighth international spot on the roster but his price will increase with the options. Frank Yallop and Brian Bliss will have some time to maneuver budget dollars if they decide to extend the loan past June. In the meantime the Fire are getting a quality player in his prime who can man the "8" or "6" spot where the club needed an upgrade.