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The 23-year-old captured the 2021 Golden Boot presented by Audi after his 19g/8a campaign, then added three goals in three Audi MLS Cup Playoff matches. According to ESPN, the Brazilian Serie A side’s bid falls below NYCFC’s valuation of Castellanos, with the Cityzens seeking in excess of $15 million for the Argentine forward.
In the immediate aftermath of NYCFC’s MLS Cup triumph, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he believes Castellanos is ready to take the next step in Europe.
It’s not the first time Palmeiras have expressed interest, with the back-to-back Copa Libertadores winners also reportedly being linked with Castellanos in February. The Brazilian giants also landed midfielder Eduard Atuesta from LAFC in mid-December, taking a liking to the MLS transfer market.
Last May, Castellanos signed a new five-year contract extension (through 2025) with NYCFC.