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Exequiel Palacios to undergo Bayer Leverkusen medical ahead of €22m deal

Kicker report River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios will undergo a medical in Buenos Aires next week ahead of joining the Bundesliga in January.

The 21-year-old will join Bayer for €22 million after the two clubs came to an agreement on Thursday evening, according to Argentine media.

Bayer 04 sporting director Simon Rolfes told Manuel Veth of Forbes: “We are looking for good players at a young age. Probably that kid could fit. For sure we are looking for young players at a good age.”

Palacios has four caps for Argentina and has played 77 times for River Plate, scoring seven and creating 10 since making his debut in 2015.

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