Bayer Leverkusen have announced the signing of Exequiel Palacios.
|Exequiel Palacios.||Photo: Carlos Figueroa Rojas, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Exequiel Palacios will join Bayer Leverkusen from River Plate in January, the Bundesliga club have announced.
The Argentine midfielder joins 'Die Werkself' for a reported transfer fee of €22 million and has put pen to paper on a contract until June 2025.
"Exequiel Palacios is a technically gifted midfielder able to score goals and he has the ability to involve his team-mates. He fits in really well with our team and the way we play," said Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler, as quoted by the club.
Palacios, a 21-year-old central midfielder, said:
"I'm very happy to be able to play for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, for a club that has been home to a lot of players from South America. Bayer 04 have a good reputation here in Argentina. I'm proud to be part of this ambitious club and I'm looking forward very much to the Bundesliga and European games."
The midfielder has made 77 appearances for River Plate with seven goals and 10 assists to his name.