Arsenal make a move for £20m Real Madrid transfer target

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 22/05/2019

Arsenal ready to make a move for £20 million Real Madrid transfer target Exequiel Palacios from River Plate after his proposed switch to Santiago Bernabeu collapsed, according to reports in Argentina.

The 20-year-old midfielder is one of South America’s most highly rated young players and was included in Argentina’s final 23-man squad this summer’s Copa America in Brazil.

However, according to Radio Continental claims that Arsenal are ready to try to push through an £18m deal for the Palacios during the summer transfer window after the return of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager saw the Frenchman pull the plug on a fresh deal even doh the La Liga giant have agreed on £20m fee last year.

Gunners coach Unai Emery is the transfer market to strengthen the centre of his midfield with Aaron Ramsey going to Serie A Champions Juventus this summer.

Palacios has made 49 appearances for River Plate since making his debut, featuring heavily and helping the Argentina club to win Copa Libertadores over bitter rivals Boca Juniors.