Real Madrid are clear leaders in landing Exequiel Palacios amidst Inter's interest
- Marca reports that Los Blancos have already reached an agreement on their first winter transfer
- River Plates' Exequiel Palacios is to join Real in winter, despite Internazionale's 'strong interest'
- Palacios’ agent Renato Corsi admits that while he held talks with Inter, Real Madrid are in pole position to land the 20-year-old
- The Argentinian central midfielder is to sign a deal until 30 June 2024
It is understood that Real Madrid have already arrived at the agreement with River Plate concerning the transfer of Exequiel Palacios, who's due to join Los Blancos in winter. Reports say that the young Argentinian central midfielder is to sign a 5 or 6-year contract with El Real. The transfer will cost a little over €20 million.
Palacios’ agent Renato Corsi has recently confirmed that while he did hold some talks with Inter, Real are clear favorites to land the promising starlet:
“Inter called us, along with Roma and Wolfsburg,” he told AS. “There are a lot of clubs that are interested.
“The club that has shown the most interest is Real Madrid. Due to the fact the River-Boca match was suspended, the two presidents haven’t been able to talk.
“They will revisit things in the coming days. We’ve also held talks with Barcelona, but nothing came of it.
“[Javier] Zanetti even called me, but we are in advanced talks with Real and nothing came from that as well.”
The 20-year-old has been playing in the Argentine top league since he turned 17 but he still hasn't played 50 games yet. He has made his debut for the national team and is a key player for River in their bid to win the Copa Libertadores.
It is believed that Madrid are slowly changing their transfer policy in order to compete with Man City and PSG, who are tipped to win the CL this season.