Date of birth: 09/04/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Hannover (Germany)
Club career: VfL Wolfsburg
Current national team: Germany U-19
Position: winger, secondary striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Jermain Defoe
– off the ball
Style of play:
– one-on-one situation specialist
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– counter attack threat
– striker is at his best when he can get a good diagonal through ball
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
No senior team appearances yet.
Federico is one of the most talented generation of VfL Wolfsburg players which is being dubbed “Wolfsburgs goldene generation” by the German press. Apart from Palacios, other big talents that are in this generation include Julian Brandt, Tolcay Cigerci, Paul Seguin or Maximilian Arnold, who has done very well in Bundesliga thus far and is already a star in the first team. Federico is scoring goals for fun in the A-Junioren Bundesliga, which is the highest level of German U-19 football. Goals scored per game ratio by this player is unbelievable – 29 goals in 14 games plus 8 assists. He has scored 3 hattricks, once he scored 4 goals in a game and once even 6. He hasn’t made his debut in the first team yet, although he has played in pre-season games. It would not take him too long to make the “Die Wolfe” squad, but few days ago he made a shocking decision – after the current season he will move to a 3rd division side – RB Leipzig. He is from Spain, but he chose to represent Germany, having already played for its U-15, U-16 and U-17 levels, while currently representing Germany at U-19 level.
“I could theoretically play for Spain, but that’s not an issue for me. I want to prove myself in my own country.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.