Borussia Dortmund sign Paco Alcacer on season-long loan from Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund sign Paco Alcacer on season-long loan from Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on a season-long loan.

The Spain international has struggled for regular first-team football since joining the LaLiga champions from Valencia in 2016, but he still managed to score seven goals during 23 appearances in all competitions last season.

The German side have agreed an option to sign the 24-year-old forward on a permanent four-year deal at the end of the loan.

Alcacer, who has been capped 13 times for Spain, told Dortmund's official website: "I'm really looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga soon.

"It's one of the best leagues in the world and BVB, with their unbelievable fans and their famous South Stand, probably represent something magical for every football player."

PA


More in this Section

Tottenham need to back up Red Star Belgrade triumph in Premier League – KaneTottenham need to back up Red Star Belgrade triumph in Premier League – Kane

England stamp out penalties with training-ground regimeEngland stamp out penalties with training-ground regime

Wales and South Africa’s route to the Rugby World Cup semi-finalsWales and South Africa’s route to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals

England and New Zealand’s route to the Rugby World Cup semi-finalsEngland and New Zealand’s route to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals


Lifestyle

Steak night just got zingy.How to make Antoni Porowski’s hanger steak with charred limes, fresh chillies and herbs

Seasonal affective disorder is a lot more complex than just mourning the end of summer and being a bit glum. Liz Connor finds out more.Could your winter blues be something more serious? What to do if you’re worried about SAD

Ideal for a quick mid-week meal, eaten in front of Netflix, of course.How to make Antoni Porowski’s cauliflower steaks with turmeric and crunchy almonds

Lacemakers in Limerick want to preserve their unique craft for future generations and hope to gain UNESCO heritage status, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: Lace-making a labour of love rather than laborious industry

More From The Irish Examiner