According to a recent report by AS, Real Madrid are currently leading the chase to secure the services of Exequiel Palacios from River Plate. The agent of the Argentine midfielder, Renato Corsi sat down with AS to talk about his client’s future and said, “As a lifelong River fan and player who has spent a decade at the club, he wants the final to be played at the Monumental, in Argentina. But in light of the problems the other week, he’s happy to play the game at a great stadium like the Bernabéu and in such a beautiful country as Spain. Hopefully, it will all go well for him and he will end up playing for Real Madrid”.
Palacios’ agent went on to add, “We’ve received phonecalls from Inter, Roma, Wolfsburg… A lot of clubs have shown an interest but the one who are really pushing hard for Palacios is Real Madrid. Due to the aftermath of the River–Boca return leg being postponed, presidents from both clubs haven’t been able to talk about the matter yet.
“Real Madrid have comported themselves really well with us, both with my and my partner. The two clubs will sit down to talk properly after the final, there will be a few meetings regarding Palacios in Madrid over the next few days.”
It is clear from Corsi’s words that Los Blancos are showing strong interest in the River Plate playmaker so it would be fascinating to see how the situation pans out for both clubs and the player in the coming months. The Galacticos are in dire need of freshening things up under Santiago Solari and signing Palacios could be a shrewd bit of business as he will add some much-needed depth to the Madrid squad.
The Argentine talent came through the youth ranks for River Plate before breaking into their first-team at the start of 2017. The 20-year-old has featured in 14 matches for the South American giants this season, scoring once while creating two assists in the Argentine Primera Division. He has also managed to earn two international caps for the Argentine national team so far.
What Will The Argentine Sensation Add To Solari’s Team?
Palacious primarily plays as a box to box midfielder due to his quickness and agility with and without the ball. However, he could be deployed in an advanced role in midfield as he can play a decisive through ball and be more creative while playing behind the central striker. At 20, Palacios still has a lot of time in his hands to improve his talents on the pitch but a move to Real Madrid could hamper his chances of playing regular competitive first-team football.
However, Solari wouldn’t mind bringing in a player of the Argentine’s quality to bolster his midfield options at the Spanish capital. Hence it makes sense for the reigning European champions to go all out for the River Plate midfielder’s signature and build towards a better future at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.