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Paco Alcacer joins Dortmund on initial loan deal

Paco Alcacer joins Dortmund on initial loan deal

Paco Alcacer has left Barcelona and completed his loan move to Borussia Dortmund.

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 €2m loan agreement for the season, with an option to sign him permanently for €20m next summer.

He will now link up with his new team-mates and could feature in the league game against Hannover on Friday evening.

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.

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