Estudiantes de La Plata defender Marcos Angeleri is one of the most sought after players in Argentine football, and he is expected to receive a lucrative offer from Panathinaikos in the following few hours.
The Greek club sent Juan Ramon Rocha, an Argentine former Panathinaikos player who now works for the club, to observe the player in Estudiantes' 4-0 victory over Cruzeiro in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday.
Apparently Rocha was satisfied with the performance of the Argentine international, and he advised Panathinaikos president Nikos Pateras to sign the player.
Last week directors from Estudiantes travelled to Italy and Portugal with the intention to sell the player. They spoke to directors from Inter Milan, FC Porto, and Lazio, but didn't come to an agreement with any of the three clubs.
But the Prasinoi may be the most likely destination for the player, because his intention is to move to a European club as soon as possible.
Reports from Argentina indicate that Angeleri would be keen on a move to the Greek capital, but first he will have to speak to his agent about the possibilities of moving to a more illustrious Italian club.
Gregory Sica, Goal.com