Kaizer Chiefs’ new signing Efmamjjasond Gonzalez Palacios is likely to leave the club in January after lackluster start to life at Naturena.
Loan Deal Cut Short
Kaizer Chiefs’ new signing, Efmamjjasond Gonzalez Palacios, may have to pack his bags soon as the club is reportedly considering terminating his loan deal in January.
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The Colombian striker joined Amakhosi on a season-long loan from Real Santa Cruz in August, but he has failed to impress at Naturena.
According to Soccer Laduma, Chiefs are unhappy with Gonzalez Palacios’ performance and may look to send him back to his parent club in the next transfer window.
The 24-year-old has not scored or assisted a single goal in six appearances for Chiefs in all competitions.
Struggling To Adapt
Gonzalez Palacios arrived at Chiefs with high expectations after scoring eight goals in 16 matches for Real Santa Cruz in the Bolivian league.
However, he has struggled to adapt to South African football.
The lanky forward has often looked isolated and out of sync with his teammates, and has missed some clear-cut chances in front of goal.
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He has also faced competition from the likes of Ashley Du Preez and Ranga Chivaviro for a place in the starting line-up.
Last Chance to Prove Himself
Gonzalez Palacios still has a few months left to prove his worth to Chiefs and convince them to keep him until the end of the season.
He will need to work hard on his fitness, confidence, and finishing skills, and he hopes to get more opportunities to showcase his talent.
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The Colombian will also need to win over the fans, who have been critical of his lackluster displays and have questioned his signing.