Gunners leading race to sign 20-year-old South American starlet

Arsenal in pole position to sign River Plate player Exequiel Palacios and prepare to make a bid during the summer transfer window. London club need a new promising midfielder as Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus, Mesut Ozil is in awful form, Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny heavily linked with several clubs and they need replacement.

Argentina international is the best option in this situation as he has a great campaign and paid attention. Emery will do everything to add him this July, but it won’t be easy as Real Madrid and Man United also plan to make an offer during the transfer window.

Exequiel is a product of the Argentine club youth academy and spent his current career with them. He is a very talented footballer and can become a top-class midfielder if he continuous improvement. In this season, Palacios already made 20 appearances, scored one goal and provided five assists in all tournament.

It is a good result, and he can improve his consequences with world-class teammates. The 20-year-old midfielder has contracted with La Banda until 2021, and his release clause is around €20m. His price could increase during this June and become much more.

The Argentine starlet also named in the national team squad several times which is already a big success for the footballer. Probably he will accept the correct offer from the Spanish coach. Gunners signed several players last summer like Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient and Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund.