Monday, July 16, 2007

Arsenal poised to smash transfer record on Palacio (video)

Reports in Argentina claim that Rodrigo Palacio will fly to London early this week for a medical after Boca Juniors accepted a bid from Arsenal for the player.

The 25 year old was expected to join Barcelona before they swooped for Henry. The transfer would smash their transfer record; the fee will be 15m pounds. Palacio is likely to end up wearing Henry’s former number 14 shirt as well; it’s the same number that Palacio wears for both Boca. Both of Palacio former clubs, Huracan and Banfield, are due a share of the transfer fee.

Barcelona had agreed to a deal for the same amount for Palacio but broke off negotiations once they heard Henry was in fact going to be available.

Palacio scored 39 goals in his 79 appearances for Boca Juniors. He has won 5 Argentine caps and played in this month’s Copa America but has not featured as a regular starter as Hernan Crespo and Carlos Tevez have been the regular starting pair up front.

Arsenal's previous record signing was Sylvain Wiltord for 12.5m pounds in 2000, 7 years ago.

Should a deal be finalized mid-week, this would make 5 new players signed this summer with striker Eduardo Da Silva, full-backs Havard Nordtveit and Bacary Sagna, and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski now all on the books.

Here is a video of some goals scored for Boca Juniors:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

he wouldn't have scored any of those goals in the premiership!! i'd look good against 2nd rate defenders, waste of money COYS

7/16/2007 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing as Baptista scored against you lot twice at the Lane, i'm sure Palacio will have no trouble if he signs! Even Aliaidiere scored against Spurs last season!

Spurs, Always in a Red and White shadow!

7/16/2007 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think he will play on the wings...and yeah spurs are sh*t

7/16/2007 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The copa libertadors and Argentine league isnt exactly second rate you ignorant fuck.

7/16/2007 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't really see Wenger Spending £15m on a player like him. I don't know if he's good, but judging by his age (25) if he was anywhere near as good as Batistuta he would be playing in Europe.

7/16/2007 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signed a guy with a classic mullet, A guy who looks like Serena Williams and now looks like Arsenal are signing a guy with the longest tupee ever.Arsenal are going to be the most stylish team in the league. I know he is very quick though.How he doesn't get tangled in that hair is beyond me. English defenders have an easier way to foul him. Hope this guy is as good as he is stylish.He'll definitely be better than any Spurs signing though. Spurs seem hell Bent on signing garbage.

7/16/2007 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This gets better and better....


7/16/2007 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to be a fickle Gunner but after this summer Im off to support United. Utter rubbish!

7/16/2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get in there yid army!!

7/16/2007 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a player!! better than bent and berbatov.

7/16/2007 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you sure feel smart now, huh?


7/17/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a player better than bent and berbatov??????? you cockmunching fuckwit...better at what?? falling over and cheating like the rest of your muggy toss pots..Prick!

7/18/2007 2:26 PM  

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