Paco Alcacer

Dortmund officially make the Paco Alcacer loan deal permanent. Alcacer will be tied to the club until 2023.

Borussia Dortmund have rewarded Paco Alcacer by officially making his loan deal a permanent one. The German side made a simple announcement on their Twitter page confirming the deal.

Alcacer joined the club prior to the start of the season. The initial deal was a season long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. At the time, Barcelona wanted to move the striker who had seen little playing time playing second fiddle to Luis Suarez. It was an opportunity for Alcacer to get some playing time and find his form. It’s safe to say he found it.

Alcacer has scored nine goals for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions with the majority of his appearances coming on as a substitute. His most recent goal was a game-winning goal in Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich.

Paco Alcacer

His new-found revival has also led to him being called back up to the Spanish National Team where he scored, with his first touch, in a 3-2 loss to England. He scored, you guessed it, coming on as a substitute in the second half.

Despite claims that Barcelona made a mistake in sending Alcacer out on loan, it was the best move for both club and player. Alcacer needed a chance to play and with Luis Suarez at the top, he wasn’t going to get that at Barcelona. For Barcelona, it freed up a roster spot and gave them an opportunity to recuperate some of the transfer fee if Alcacer played well for Dortmund.

Barcelona now stand to earn €23 million from the sale with a potential to earn €5 million more in variables. It is rare to see a loan move work out for all parties involved. This one seems very much to be the case. Alcacer received an opportunity to play, Dortmund filled a position of need, and Barcelona were able to move on a player who did not enter their plans.

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