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Manchester United tipped to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Exequiel Palacios

Manchester United‘s pursuit of fresh talent for their midfield seems to have honed in on Bayer Leverkusen‘s versatile player, Exequiel Palacios. Reports from SportBILD indicate that the Red Devils view Palacios as a prime candidate to bolster their ranks, particularly with a view to filling the void left by the aging Casemiro.

Palacios, who has showcased prowess both in attacking and defensive roles, presents an enticing prospect for Manchester United. The 25-year-old Argentine has caught the eye of United’s recruitment team with his ability to seamlessly transition between offensive and defensive duties on the pitch.

In addition to Palacios, Manchester United’s radar has also swept over Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba, underlining their keenness to reinforce various areas of the squad.

Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios

Palacios boasts an impressive record during his tenure at Bayer Leverkusen, having made 108 appearances for the German outfit. Within those outings, he has demonstrated his scoring prowess, finding the net 13 times, while also exhibiting a knack for providing key assists, tallying up 7 in total.

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On the international stage, Palacios has donned the Argentine jersey with distinction, earning 28 caps for his country. His contributions were particularly notable during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where he played a role in Argentina’s journey. Notable among his performances was his involvement in pivotal matches, including a display in a 2–0 victory over Mexico during the group stage. Palacios also left his mark in crucial knockout fixtures, contributing to Argentina’s 2–1 triumph over Australia in the round of 16, and their resounding 3–0 victory against Croatia in the semi-finals.

Manchester United
Manchester United

As the transfer window looms, speculation swirls around whether Manchester United will successfully secure Palacios’ services ahead of the upcoming season. The prospect of Palacios donning the iconic red jersey at Old Trafford adds an element of intrigue to the transfer market narrative, leaving fans and pundits alike eager to witness how the saga unfolds.

In the coming months, all eyes will be on Manchester United as they navigate negotiations and potential signings. Should Palacios make the move to the Premier League giants, it could mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter in his career, while also offering Manchester United a dynamic midfield option to propel them towards their ambitions.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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