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    Diego Palacios




    Full name: Diego José Palacios Espinoza

    Date of birth: July 12, 1999

    Place of birth: Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Height: 1,69m (5'7)

    Playing position: Left-Back

    Current Club: SD Aucas (Was on loan at Willem II)

    According to Ferran Martinez (MD), we are in negotiations with SD Aucas for the signing of Palacios for the B team but with first team projections. Apparently, he's been a standout player for Eucador's U-20 team so far during the U-20 World Cup.

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    Says he wants to opt for Barca B, rejecting the likes of Lyon, Ajax, and PSV. We will still need to negotiate with his club still. If true that is actually surprising on His part as all three options are better for him in terms of development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXKonan View Post


    Says he wants to opt for Barca B, rejecting the likes of Lyon, Ajax, and PSV. We will still need to negotiate with his club still. If true that is actually surprising on His part as all three options are better for him in terms of development.
    It's a good opportunity for him if we sign Filipe for a season rather than a big investment like Firpo- which seems to be the case. One season in the B team then straight to the first team to compete with Alba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    It's a good opportunity for him if we sign Filipe for a season rather than a big investment like Firpo- which seems to be the case. One season in the B team then straight to the first team to compete with Alba.
    The question is, is this guy good enough to even have the potential to play in the first team? If not, it is unrelated to our LB situation and any remedies for it.
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    We don't know if he's good enough but if Ajax, PSV and Lyon who all have good scouting are after him this means something. I still doubt he would choose playing in Segunda B instead of Eredivisie/Ligue 1 but we'll see.

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    Ferran Martinez says it's a done deal and this week we will announce it.

    https://www.mundodeportivo.com/futbo...uatoriano.html

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    Good news if true.

    https://www.whoscored.com/Players/36...Diego-Palacios

    https://www.transfermarkt.com/diego-...spieler/425567


    BTW, Ecuador finished 3rd in just finished U20 World Cup so they seem to have a pretty good generation of young players.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    The question is, is this guy good enough to even have the potential to play in the first team? If not, it is unrelated to our LB situation and any remedies for it.
    I posted that we should sign him just before MD broke the initial story so I am happy about his signing.

    His offensive fullback play suits Barcelona. It is one or those signings where you either do a year in Barcelona B with the chance of first team promotion or you move to an Ajax, Dortmund, Lyon and maybe Barcelona doesn't come back again because the price has gone to high. Think Davinson.

    If he signs for us I like this guys attitude and he may get first team opportunities sooner than expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    I posted that we should sign him just before MD broke the initial story so I am happy about his signing.

    His offensive fullback play suits Barcelona. It is one or those signings where you either do a year in Barcelona B with the chance of first team promotion or you move to an Ajax, Dortmund, Lyon and maybe Barcelona doesn't come back again because the price has gone to high. Think Davinson.

    If he signs for us I like this guys attitude and he may get first team opportunities sooner than expected.
    I agree with the part about his attitude, willing to play in a lower league and having the resolve and patience to prove his worth.

    I don't know anything about this guy. Is he any good? Do you think he has a good chance/potential to be promoted to the first team? I am all for signing youngsters with big potentials.

    Lastly, how is he defensively?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Good news if true.

    https://www.whoscored.com/Players/36...Diego-Palacios

    https://www.transfermarkt.com/diego-...spieler/425567


    BTW, Ecuador finished 3rd in just finished U20 World Cup so they seem to have a pretty good generation of young players.


    From the clip I think he is quite similar to David Alaba, fast, like to dribble and occasionally taking a shot himself.

    Any idea how he is defensively?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    I agree with the part about his attitude, willing to play in a lower league and having the resolve and patience to prove his worth.

    I don't know anything about this guy. Is he any good? Do you think he has a good chance/potential to be promoted to the first team? I am all for signing youngsters with big potentials.

    Lastly, how is he defensively?
    Judging solely from the U20WC he is solid. Better than Wague for example.
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    I've watched Ecuador games against South Korea (semifinal) and Italy (3rd place) and was really impressed. He looks solid defensively and very good offensively.

    Now I really want us to sign him and will be disappointed if we miss out on him though I would understand if he would prefer playing for PSV or Lyon over Barça B. It's just two games and I don't know how consistent he is and how he's doing against older/better opponent but I think he's too good for Segunda B. I understand why the club wants him to adapt but if we get him (and at the same time sign a veteran like F.Luis as Alba backup then he won't get opportunity to play for the first team next year if not for injuries) it would probably be better to loan him to La Liga team.

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    https://www.mundodeportivo.com/futbo...uatoriano.html

    Ecuadorian Jordi Alba

    I really like Palacios but could these mediots please stop comparing kids to established worldclass players? It usually brings nothing than additional pressure on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    Judging solely from the U20WC he is solid. Better than Wague for example.
    How so? Wague has been decent at the real World Cup, and is playing well in this African Cup of Nations as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by te amo barca View Post
    How so? Wague has been decent at the real World Cup, and is playing well in this African Cup of Nations as well.
    I was judging Wague purely on his defending in the B team. I haven't seen him in the ACN yet but may tune into the knockout phase.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jair Ventura
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