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Dortmund to make Alcacer deal permanent

Dortmund to make Alcacer deal permanent

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are expected to exercise their right to make Barcelona loanee Paco Alcacer’s stay a permanent one.

Alcacer has scored seven goals in his first four games in Germany as well as notching a brace on Thursday as Spain thrashed Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. He has quickly become a favourite both in the dressing room and on the pitch at the Westfalenstadion.

The Bundesliga side are delighted with his early impact and it is already taken for granted that they will exercise the purchase option of €23 million, according to local newspaper Bild.

They also state that the deal will see the Spaniard become the third highest paid player at the club, behind Marco Reus and Mario Gotze, with a contract until 2023 worth around €8 million.

Spanish international Alcacer had the most successful spell of his career at Valencia, where he scored 43 goals in 124 games before he was signed by Barcelona in 2016.

He has featured for the Catalan side 50 times, scoring 15 goals in that time but with the form of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, the return of Munir from his loan at Alaves and the arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, he dropped way down the pecking order and in turn, was loaned out to the Germans.

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