In Boca they still have the opportunity to incorporate a reinforcement in this transfer market and they dream of adding the Chilean striker Carlos Palacios. Although Colo Colo decided not to give up the 23-year-old footballer, the Xeneize Football Council has a plan to finalize his arrival: they will negotiate with Vasco Da Gama, owner of 80% of the pass, or they will pay the termination clause. However, in the last few hours, Arturo Vidal gave his opinion on the possibility of his partner traveling to Argentina and cooled things down.
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“I don't think he's going to leave, so don't worry. We have a lot of players, everyone is happy. So I don't think anyone will move,” Vidal said on his Twitch channel, implying that there will be no chance of Palacios emigrating to Buenos Aires.
Who is Carlos Palacios, the Chilean soccer figure that Riquelme wants
Carlos Alonso Enrique Palacios Núñez was born in Renca, Chile, in 2000. He currently plays for Colo Colo, but he played in the Lower Divisions at Unión Española, a club where he debuted in 2018.
In 2020, his performance grew a lot: he played 33 games and was the revelation of the First Division tournament.
“My idol is Riquelme,” said the Chilean in an interview. (Photo: DOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP)
“From a humble family and with a strong character”
“He is from a humble family, like the vast majority of players. Since he was a child, Carlos made a difference in the soccer school where he emerged and also when we took him to Unión. He already had a good punch and had no problems avoiding rivals. He has a strong character, yes, but he has improved a lot on that level, although it is an issue that must always be worked on with him,” explained Jaime Carreño, who was the coach of the Chilean Sub 15 in 2020.
His idol is Juan Román Riquelme
In 2020, when the forward wore the colors of Unión Española, he revealed in an interview who his greatest idol is. “It's Román, I always watch videos of him: the way he used his body, how he shaped himself,” he declared in Historias de la Cantera.
“We don't have the same character, I'm a little calmer, he was more impulsive and didn't like being told things. Sometimes I try to replicate things that he did,” said Palacios, who is nicknamed La Joya precisely after another former Boca player, Rodrigo Palacio.
“Román calls him, he also talks to Arturo Vidal”
Emiliano Amor, former soccer player from Vélez and now in Colo Colo, revealed details of the moment that his teammate Palacios is experiencing. “It is a good situation for him, that a club as big as Colo Colo wants him and a club as big as Boca wants him,” said the defender at a press conference and detailed: “Román calls him, he also speaks with Arturo Vidal. So, he is in a privileged situation and has to decide on two big clubs.”
Carlos Palacios' numbers in Brazil
In 2022 he added a total of 731 minutes between Internacional and Vasco da Gama in 25 games played: 24 in Brazil's Serie B, with the Cariocas, and one for the Gaúcho Championship, with the Colorados. Of those games he started only five and scored one goal.
Carlos Palacios' data in Colo Colo
He totals 1,392 minutes played with Colo Colo in four competitions: 824' in the National Tournament, 163' for the Chile Cup, 180' in the Copa Sudamericana and 225' in the Libertadores. There are 21 games in total (15 as a starter), of which 14 correspond to the First Division championship.
The young man had great growth in recent years. (Photo: DOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP)
Where there is also exponential growth in his scoring ability. And he has ten goals with the Albos, broken down into three competitions: five for the Chilean league (two for Palestino, two for Huachipato and one for Audax Italiano), four for the Chile Cup (three for La Calera and one for Santiago City ) and one in Libertadores (to Monagas).