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Palacios’ agent says River and Madrid will negotiate after Copa Libertadores Final

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Boca Juniors v River Plate - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018 Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images

River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios is clearly on Real Madrid’s radar. Los Blancos have reportedly almost secured his signing and Palacios’ agent Renato Corsi confirmed that Madrid have the edge.

“Palacios, as a River Plate fan and as a player, wanted to play the Final in El Monumental. With this problem, he’s also said that he’d like to play in such a beautiful stadium and country as Spain. I hope this can become true and that he can become a Madrid player,” said Corsi.

“Clubs have not talked yet. Madrid are being very classy and honest with us. Both teams agreed to talk after the Final. They will talk about it in Madrid in the upcoming days. There are many teams interested but Madrid have the edge,” he added.

Palacios is a 20-year-old defensive midfielder who could potentially join Real Madrid this next January if both clubs reach an agreement. This would make things tough for Llorente and Valverde, who are currently competing as Casemiro’s reserves.