Villarreal sign Paco Alcacer in club record £ 19.3 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund while he signs until June 2025
The compensation would exceed the £ 16.8 million that the LaLiga team paid for striker Gerard Moreno in 2018.
The 26-year-old Alcacer signed a contract until June 2025.
He returns to the Spanish league after a year and a half with Dortmund, where he scored 26 goals in 47 games.
Alcacer joined the German club during a transfer from Barcelona in the summer of 2018.
Alcacer previously played for Valencia and Getafe in the Spanish league. He has 12 goals in 19 appearances with the national team of Spain.
Villarreal reached a deal with Lyon earlier this month to lend Karl Toko Ekambi to the French club until the end of the season.
Villarreal is eighth in the LaLiga rankings.
Newcastle & Borussia Dortmund talks about £ 25m loan-to-buy deal for striker Paco Alcacer while Steve Bruce tries to pick up big coup in January & # 39;
- Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has made a move for the international international of Spain
- Alcacer wanted a new start after the fall of the pecking order in Dortmund
- Newcastle is willing to discuss a permanent £ 25 million transfer in the summer
Newcastle hopes for a coup by beating Valencia for the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer.
Boss Steve Bruce has made a move for the international Spain who is told he can go on loan in January
Newcastle is hopeful that they can convince Alcacer to to participate because he wants to play to increase his chances of increasing the team for the Euro 2020 final.
The 26-year-old, who was with Barcelona before joining Dortmund, wants a new start after falling into the pecking order on the German side
Alcacer was an unused sub because new signing Erling Haaland scored twice in Dortmund's 5-1 win against Cologne on Friday night.
He is also wanted by his former club Valencia, where he played from 2011 to 2016.
Paco Alcacer & # 39; wants to leave Borussia Dortmund after signing Erling Braut Haaland from Salzburg & # 39; … while Atletico Madrid makes contact with the former Barcelona & # 39;
- Dortmund announced the surprised signing of Erling Braut Haaland on Sunday
- The young attacker was linked to Man United but opted for the Bundesliga
- Paco Alcacer has now left in the dark in Dortmund and wants to leave
- Atletico Madrid reportedly contacted the star prior to a movement
] The German side brought a shock caused by the announcement of the young hotshot Haaland, who is strongly connected to a large number of top players after having stormed his way to 29 goals in 27 games so far.
Manchester United was a rumor destination for the 19-year-old, but he has chosen to start a new chapter with Dortmund, which seriously hurts the future of his new teammate Alcacer has placed doubt.
The Spaniard was already marginalized in Signal Iduna Park, with the 26-ye an old who starts only 17 league games, starting in two years in Germany.
And according to Brand he sees no future for himself with Dortmund and is looking for an exit, with Atletico Madrid ready to offer him an escape route back to his homeland.
According to the report, the 26-year-old has decided to return to La Liga, where he played the first seven years of his career with Valencia and Barcelona.
He is said to be a favorite of Athletic's manager Diego Simeone and is said to cost around £ 25 million, which is the price that Dortmund paid to take him from Spain to Germany.
Athletic is reportedly on the market for a new attacker after losing Antoine Griezmann in the summer. The young striker Joao Felix has arrived, but the club would like an experienced goal scorer to boost the team's threat of attack.
They think they have two options – 32-year-old Edinson Cavani sign with PSG or recruit a much younger Alcacer.
Cavani currently plays second violin with Mauro Icardi in Paris and may be a good option, although his contract expires until the end of the season – that can now put the Spanish side of placing a bid.
Alcacer has come of himself to be effective despite not reaching many minutes for Dortmund, scored five goals in six starts – with all of those in his first four games of the season
But he has slowly seen himself fall into the pecking order under manager Lucien Favre, who prefers to play midfielders Marco Reus and Mario Gotze as a false nine, causing Alcacer to become frustrated.