Transfer Latest: FC Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer Joins Borrusia Dortmund on Loan
FC Barcelona forward, Paco Alcacer has joined Borrusia Dortmund on a season-long loan deal, confirmed on Tuesday.
Paco has moved to Dortmund on a season-long loan deal.
Paco couldn’t yet make a big name at the Camp Nou, as Luis Suarez is delivering top performances for FC Barcelona. However, as a backup striker, Paco still couldn’t prove his worth yet to earn more minutes. The player moved to FC Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 for €30 million.
Now, the La Liga champions have decided to send him on loan and get more playing minutes. They said in a club statement that BVB will pay €2 million (£1.8 million) for the loan deal and will also cover Alcacer’s wages. However, the German club has an option to buy the Spaniard permanently for €23 million (£21 million).
The 24-year old took until December of his first season with the Blaugrana to get his first goal. He could make only 14 La Liga starts in two full seasons.
However, with Dortmund losing so many stars during the 2018 summer transfer window, Paco’s signing would be a boost for them. In the past, the player scored 13 goals and provided six assists in La Liga for Valencia in 2015-16. FC Barcelona released a statement on Tuesday regarding the transfer,
“Borussia Dortmund retains an option to buy the player for 23 million euros plus 5 million in variables and FC Barcelona retain the right to refuse that option. FC Barcelona will retain 5% of any future profit from the sale of the player by Borussia Dortmund to a third party.”
Paco came to Barcelona in the 2016/17 season. Since his debut against Alavés in the league, the striker played a total of 50 games for FC Barcelona. He played 37 games in LaLiga, seven in the Copa del Rey, five in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup.
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