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Alcacer joins Dortmund on loan

August 29, 2018


MADRID: Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the season, with the German club retaining the option to buy him for a fee which could rise to 28 million euros ($32 million).

“The German club will pay Barcelona 2 million euros for the year-long loan and take charge of the player’s salary,” the Spanish champions said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dortmund can buy Alcacer at the end of the loan but Barcelona also have the right to refuse. Should the forward sign permanently for Dortmund and later be sold to another club, Barcelona would earn 5% of the transfer fee. Alcacer joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 but failed to earn a regular first-team place with Luis Suarez picked ahead of him for the sole centre forward role.

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2018