Borussia Dortmund have completed the transfer of Paco Alcacer on a one-year loan from Barcelona and have an option to make the transfer permanent.
Dortmund paid €2 million for the loan and could make keep the 24-year-old for an additional €23m next summer. A permanent deal will also include €5 in performances bonuses, with Barcelona also retaining a 5 percent sell-on clause.
The Spain international leaves Barcelona two years after joining from Valencia. Having appeared in only 37 La Liga matches since then, he is now hoping to revive his career in Germany.
Alcacer becomes Dortmund’s eighth signing of the transfer window. Following a difficult last few seasons, the club hierarchy had called for a fresh beginning to change the mentality of the squad and the club itself.
This summer, BVB brought in Axel Witsel from Tianjin Quanjian as well as Denmark international Thomas Delaney and Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi, who joined on loan from Real Madrid.
Defender Abdou Diallo, midfielder Marius Wolf and goalkeepers Marwin Hitz and Eric Oelschlaegel also made the move to the Westfalenstadion.
Following Alcacer’s arrival at Dortmund, the club now boasts a 30-man squad, and players including Japan international Shinji Kagawa, defender Omer Toprak and youngsters Alexander Isak and Dzenis Burnic could leave the club before the transfer window closes on Friday.