Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on a season-long loan with an option to buy for €30 million at the end of the season.
If the option to buy is taken up, Alcacer will put pen on a four-year contract at the Signal Iduna Park during the summer of 2019.
The former Valencia star, who is given the No 9 shirt, has successfully completed a medical in Dortmund on Tuesday ahead of a €2m loan move.
“FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Paco Alcacer for the 2018/19 season. The German club will pay FC Barcelona €2m for the loan and will pay the player’s wages,” a Barcelona statement said.
“Borussia Dortmund retains an option to buy the player for €23m plus €5m in variables and FC Barcelona retain the right to refuse that option. FC Barcelona will retain 5 per cent of any future profit from the sale of the player by Borussia Dortmund to a third party.”
Alcacer, 24, told Dortmund’s website: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga soon. This is one of the best leagues in the world, and Dortmund, with these incredible fans and the famous south stand, has something magical for every footballer.”
Sports director Michael Zorc at Dortmund added: “We are very happy that Paco Alcacer has decided in favour of Borussia Dortmund and we firmly believe that this type of player fits well with our way of playing.”