Colo Colo steam Carlos Palacios. It is one of the conclusions that came from the last session of the Black and White board meeting. The albos have the need to give a coup de effect. The imminent departure of Juan Martin Lucero, which will be resolved by legal means, through which the Cacique intends to obtain, at least, a large financial compensation, has hit the entire club and, even more, the fans, who had given Gato the status of an idol . In this context, on the one hand, the search will focus on strengthening the football structure and, also, on giving a sign of strength: the priority is placed on the arrivals of Carlos Palacios and Leandro Benegas.
In the case of the former Unión Española player, the scenario is seen, at least, as feasible. In Macul they admit that they are negotiating the transfer of the attacker, who is a member of Vasco da Gama, after having been signed by Internacional de Porto Alegre, in an operation that, at the time, reported US$ 5 million to Hispanics.
Palacios has recognized that he is seduced by acting for the Caciqueconsidering his status as a fan, which paves the way for negotiations with the Alba sports management, which is headed by Daniel Moron. At the managerial level there is optimism, as reflected by Sporting, since the amount of the rented loan, the figure for which the operation would be carried out, is considered affordable by Blanco y Negro. There is still a lack, of course, to give the understanding as sealed, but in Macul they perceive that the signs that have come to them are favorable for a successful ending.
The biggest drawback in that regard may not be strictly sporty. In November last year, the striker was arrested for threats against his ex-partner, pregnant and has a two-year-old son from her relationship with the soccer player. In those days, Palacios gave signs of his intention to return to Chile and, specifically, to play for the whites. “Independence, Macul or Rio. Where do you play?”, a fan consulted during a live on Instagram. The striker slipped his intention: “Where are we going now? Carlos Valdovinos? Yeah, that’s where the track goes“, He launched.
Palacios would fill the forward position that has so worried Gustavo Quinteros since Pablo Solari’s departure to River Plate. For the center of the offense, the option is another. Also an old acquaintance of Chilean soccer: Leandro Benegas.
In his case, decisive hours are being lived. In fact, the leadership hopes to define this week the arrival of the striker, who in Chile has defended Unión La Calera, Universidad de Chile, Palestino and Curicó Unido and who tries to dissociate himself from Independiente de Avellaneda due to the breaches in which the Argentine team has incurredwhose bank came Leandro StillitanoQuinteros’ former technical assistant.
The albos are willing to invest about US$ 200 thousand dollars to achieve the arrival of the 34-year-old striker, who meets a key condition, regardless of his football conditions: he is Chilean. In fact, Martín Lasarte considered him on one of his lists in the National Team.