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Dortmund agree Alcacer deal; await confirmation from Barca forward

Dortmund agree Alcacer deal; await confirmation from Barca forward

Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal with Barcelona for the services of Paco Alcacer, but are now waiting on the player to decide his fate.

The 24-year-old Spaniard joined the Catalan club in 2016 on a five-year contract and despite playing limited games, played an important part in their double success this season, scoring a total of 15 goals in his 50 appearances since joining.

Having struggled for game time behind the likes of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho – the striker has now decided on a move elsewhere.

Heavy links to Bundesliga side Dortmund have been rife over the last seven days and it is now confirmed that a deal has been agreed between the two clubs over a €2.5m loan agreement for the season, with an option to sign him permanently for €25m next summer.

All that is needed now is the players confirmation and the striker has until the end of the week before the transfer window closes.

Despite Alcacer’s lack of playing time at the Camp Nou – boss Ernesto Valverde may opt to look for a replacement, having utilised the Spaniard in the Copa del Rey and in games where Suarez has been rested.

Alcacer, who missed out on a World Cup place this month – scored 42 times in 125 appearances for Valencia before his move to the league winners.