Arsenal have emerged as the favourites to sign a young South American midfielder that Real Madrid twice previously tried to acquire according to reports in the media.
River Plate youngster Exequiel Palacios was set to sign for the Spanish giants last season for a reported £20 Million, however, the deal fell through due to the 20-year-old picking up an injury.
Los Blancos then tried again last January but on that occasion, it was the player himself that decided against a move to the then European Champions.
You would have thought that having tried to land the young Argentinean twice they would again go in this summer but that appears not to be the case with newly installed Zinedine Zidane apparently not interested.
It is now being reported in Argentina that Arsenal are the new front runners to sign Palacios.
The funny this is this, Real Madrid offered to sign him for £20 Million despite the fact that he has a release clause of just £17.5 Million, a figure well within our reach.
Palacios is considered an ideal prospect to replace the departed Aaron Ramsey and you have to think that with Real Madrid at one time very keen on him that he must have something about him. He has been capped twice by Argentina and is destined for a move to Europe sooner rather than later.
Hopefully, the rumours are true, especially with regards to the fee and that we land ourselves a player highly thought of with a great future in front of him.