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Dortmund finds its striker: Barcelona's Paco Alcacer

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185   //    29 Aug 2018, 10:30 IST

Dortmund, Aug 29 (AP) Borussia Dortmund has agreed to sign Spanish forward Paco Alcacer on loan from Barcelona with an option to buy.

The Bundesliga side says the 24-year-old Alcacer completed a medical on Tuesday and will wear the No. 9 for the club.

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.

Kicker magazine reported Dortmund was paying 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for the loan spell, while a permanent transfer fee would be 23 million euros ($27 million) if the club decides to keep him.

Dortmund had been looking for a striker following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal in January, and the end of Michy Batshuayi's loan spell as his replacement.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says: "We're firmly convinced this type of player will be a good fit for our style of play."

Alcacer, who joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016, scored 43 goals and set up two more in 151 Spanish league appearances including a season at Getafe. He has six goals in 13 appearances for Spain

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