River Plate legend: 'If Real Madrid sign Palacios, they won't regret it'
- River Plate's former player Beto Alonso thinks Exequiel Palacios has what it takes to succeed at Real Madrid
- He suggests the rumours shouldn't distract the youngster from the upcoming Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors
"He's a lad who's got so many good qualities as a footballer," Alonso told Diario AS. "If Real Madrid sign him, they won't regret it.
"[But] we shouldn't distract him from the task he's got ahead of him right now, which is the final against Boca; he's got to stay focused on that.
"Let's hope he has a really good final and can leave with a Copa Libertadores winners' medal around his neck."
Palacios's River Plate face Boca Juniors in the two-legged final of the Copa Libertadores.
It was reported earlier on Tuesday that Real Madrid have won the heated battle for the talented midfielder. Two other La Liga giants were after the starlet, curiously, these are Madrid's long-term rivals - Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.