You can add Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios to the exclusive club of CONCACAF players to draw an eight-figure transfer fee after Tottenham completed a £14 million transfer move with Wigan for Palacios on Wednesday.
Palacios joins the likes of Jozy Altidore, David Suazo and Nery Castillo on the very exclusive list of CONCACAF players to draw $10 million or more in a transfer. As impressive as Palacio's transfer is, the scary part is that just three years ago he was plying his trade in Honduras with CD Olimpia, where Major League Soccer teams could potentially have landed him for a reasonable price.
Now, Palacios has become a transfer-record breaking player who is flourishing at 24 and who will be one of Honduras' key figures as the Central Americans look to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.
What do you think of Palacios' transfer? Happy to see another CONCACAF player find stardom? Disappointed that MLS did get its hands on him before he made it big? Worried that Honduras just might have the guns to knock off the United States and Mexico in the Hexagonal?
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