Barcelona star off to Borussia Dortmund

Paco Alcacer

FC Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has been loaned to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

Alcacer - who had a direct hand in a La Liga goal every 96 minutes he played after swapping Valencia for Barcelona in 2016 - should comfortably fill the gap in BVB's squad.

Barcelona say the option to buy Alcacer will cost Dortmund €23m (£20.9m) plus €5m (£4.5m) in add-on's.

"We're absolutely delighted that Paco Alcácer has chosen to join Borussia Dortmund and we're firmly convinced this type of player will be a good fit for our style of play". A permanent deal will also include €5 in performances bonuses, with Barcelona also retaining 5 percent of any future sale.

The 24-year-old Spain global joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 for 30m euros (£27.3m) but failed to establish himself in the side.

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Following Alcacer's arrival at Dortmund, the club now boasts a 30-man squad, and players including Japan global Shinji Kagawa, defender Omer Toprak and youngsters Alexander Isak and Dzenis Burnic could leave the club before the transfer window closes on Friday.

"We're delighted that Paco has made a decision to join Dortmund and we're certain he's the kind of player that will suit our style of play", said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.

"At Barcelona, he worked daily with some of the best players in the world", Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc said.

Should Dortmund take up the option to keep the player, he will be tied to the club for a further four years after the one-year loan spell.

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