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Borussia Dortmund sign Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on one-year loan

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc can be seen using a dating app
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Borussia Dortmund sign Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer on loan with option to buy for £25.4million and announce him in video showing player and club matching up on dating app

  • Paco Alcacar has joined Borussia Dortmund on season-long loan from Barcelona
  • He was announced in video showing the player and club matched on dating app
  • The German club will pay his salary and have the option to buy him next summer
  • In two years the Spaniard scored 15 goals in 50 games, winning four trophies

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Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the season.

The German club have the option to buy the Spain international for a fee that could rise to £25.4million.

Alcacer was announced by Dortmund in a Twitter video showing sporting director Michael Zorc scrolling through a dating app.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc can be seen using a dating app

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc can be seen using a dating app

He eventually lands upon a photo of Paco Alcacer, and immediately decides to like it

He eventually lands upon a photo of Paco Alcacer, and immediately decides to like it

He eventually lands upon a photo of Paco Alcacer, and immediately decides to like it

He eventually sees a photo of Alcacer and picks him, while the striker reciprocates and the two sides are matched.

The video then ends with Zorc and Alcacer greeting each other with the striker now in a yellow Dortmund shirt. 

‘The German club will pay Barcelona £1.8m for the year-long loan and take charge of the player’s salary,’ the Spanish champions said in a statement Tuesday.

Similarly, the former Valencia striker is on his phone scrolling through various options

Similarly, the former Valencia striker is on his phone scrolling through various options

Similarly, the former Valencia striker is on his phone scrolling through various options

The Dortmund logo appears on his screen and without hesitation he hits accept...

The Dortmund logo appears on his screen and without hesitation he hits accept...

The Dortmund logo appears on his screen and without hesitation he hits accept…

... and the transfer  is agreed, with Alcacer joining on loan for a year with the option to buy

... and the transfer  is agreed, with Alcacer joining on loan for a year with the option to buy

… and the transfer is agreed, with Alcacer joining on loan for a year with the option to buy

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 five percent of the transfer fee.

Alcacer, who turns 25 on Thursday, 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.

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 50 appearances over two seasons, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey twice and one Spanish Super Cup.

Zorc (l) and Alcacer (r) greet each other at the end of the video to confirm the signing

Zorc (l) and Alcacer (r) greet each other at the end of the video to confirm the signing

Zorc (l) and Alcacer (r) greet each other at the end of the video to confirm the signing

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 50 games, winning La Liga, Copa del Rey twice and Super Cup

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 50 games, winning La Liga, Copa del Rey twice and Super Cup

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in 50 games, winning La Liga, Copa del Rey twice and Super Cup

 

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