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Paco Alcacer joins Dortmund on loan after Barcelona struggles

Paco Alcacer joins Dortmund on loan after Barcelona struggles
Paco Alcacer playing in a La Liga Santander match against Malaga, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, 21 October 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Barcelona striker Paco Alcácer has left on loan to Borussia Dortmund for a season, at the end of which the German club will have the option of signing him for up to 28 million euros.

“The German club will pay FC Barcelona 2 million euros for the year of assignment and will take charge of the player’s chip,” the Spanish team said in a statement on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund reserves a call option for €23 million plus €5 million in variables, while FC Barcelona retains the right to reject the offer.

FC Barcelona will also have 5 percent of the added value of a possible sale of the player by Borussia Dortmund to a third team.

Alcácer, who turns 25 this Thursday, arrived in Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 but failed to win a place in the starting line-up, where Luis Suárez has been the leading striker.

The Spaniard has scored 15 goals in 50 games in two seasons in which Barcelona have won La Liga (2017-2018), two King’s Cups, and one Spanish Super Cup.