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Leverkusen's Palacios deal cheaper than initially reported

By Laura Brandt

Bayer Leverkusen paid less for Exequiel Palacios than initially claimed.

Exequiel Palacios.
Exequiel Palacios.Photo: Carlos Figueroa Rojas, CC BY-SA 4.0

When Bayer Leverkusen announced the January signing of Exequiel Palacios from River Plate, it was reported that 'Die Werkself' paid around €22 million to sign the 21-year-old, making him the second most expensive signing in the club's history.

However, according to Bild, Leverkusen only had to pay €16,5 million to secure the signing of the Argentine midfielder.

Leverkusen boss Simon Rolfes confirms that Palacios didn't cost as much as initially claimed.

"Palacios is definitely not the second most expensive signing in our history," Rolfes said and added:

"We were quick to act, and he only wanted to join us."

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