Player Profile: Exequiel Palacios the player who has it all


As West Ham gear up for Thursdays Europa League quarter final. C&H take a look at yet another player from Bayer Leverkusen‘s impressive squad.

Player Profile: Exequiel Palacios

  • Age: 24
  • Club: Bayer Leverkusen
  • Position: Central midfield
  • Country: Argentina (23 caps)

Achievements and Style of Play

  • River Plate: Palacios played a pivotal role in River Plate’s success, including their Copa Libertadores victory.
  • Bayer Leverkusen: Despite injury setbacks, he has become integral to the team, known for his endurance and improved defensive skills.
  • Argentina: A regular international player, Palacios was part of the squad that won the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup.

Palacios is versatile in midfield, capable of defensive, attacking, or box-to-box roles. Simon Rolfes, who is Bayer Leverkusen’s behind-the-scenes mastermind at Bayer Leverkusen has called Palacios ‘The complete midfielder’ and it’s hard to disagree.

He probably doesn’t get as much attention as some in the all conquering Bayer squad, but he’s one of their best players.

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Exequiel Palacio is the complete midfielder

Bizarrely the player was involved in a very public spat with his ex-wife who threatened to auction off his winners’ medal from the 2022 World Cup. His angry former partner claimed she needs to raise funds in order to pay the mortgage on an apartment that her ex-husband is no longer contributing to.

Palacios is one of many that West Ham will have to watch out for. The irony is that he’d fit right in to a David Moyes team.

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