Loan with purchase option: Paco Alcacer is signed on by BVB

Tuesday, 28 August, 2018

Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga team has reached an agreement with FC Barcelona - depending on the definition of the last details - with respect to one-year loan of Paco Alcacer (24), until June 30, 2019. The Spanish midfielder passed today the compulsory medical monitoring at the Westphalia Clinic and he must wear the number 9 on his shirt.

Borussia Dortmund has also secured the purchase option, through which the player can be linked with the club for four more years.

"We are very happy, that Paco Alcácer has decided for Borussia Dortmund and we are convinced that this type of player is ideal for our style of play," said Michael Zorc, sports director of the BVB and added: "Paco showed his quality during his youth with FC Valencia, he scored many goals and at his 22 years of age he received a special recognition, as he was granted the position of captain. In Barcelona he worked daily with some of the best players in the world, due to the extreme competition in the offensive positions of the club, it was decided to take a new turn after two years. "

"I'm very happy to play in the Bundesliga soon. It's one of the best leagues in the world, and the BVB with its incredible fans and the famous south stand (Südtribüne) has something magical for any player," said Paco Alcácer.

The 24-year-old has the experience of 151 matches in the Spanish league "La Liga" (43 goals, 22 assists), 21 matches in Copa del Rey (11 goals, 2 assists), 13 appearances in the Europa-League ( 7 goals, 1 assist) and 10 in the Champions League (1 goal, 1 assist). For the selected Spanish A, he scored in 13 matches six goals and made an assist. Paco Alcácer, who arrived to Barcelona from FC Valencia in the summer of 2016, is a forward who dominates both feet, dynamic and highly technical.