Barcelona Sign Valencia Striker Paco Alcacer For €30m As Munir Goes The Other Way On Loan

Paco Alcacer signs for barcelona

Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Valencia striker Paco Alcacer on a five-year deal. Barcelona splurged €30m with a further €2m extra in add-ons for signing the 23-year-old forward.

The Spanish giants announced that a €100m release clause has been inserted in the striker’s contract with the club. The club also confirmed Munir El-Haddadi’s move to Valencia on a season-long loan deal.

Talented young striker Munir El-Haddadi has joined Valencia on a season-long loan move, with Valencia having the option to buy him out for just €12m at any point of time this season.

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Paco Alcacer becomes the latest player in the last few seasons to make a switch from Valencia to Barcelona, following the line of several players – Jordi Alba (2012), Jeremy Mathieu (2014) and Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, who joined the club in the on-going summer transfer window.

Paco Alcacer enjoyed a successful last season at Valencia with 13 league goals and six assists to his name. The striker also played a pivotal role in Spain’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign and emerged as the squad’s top scorer with five goals. However, he was dropped from Spain’s final 23-member squad for the Euro 2016 Finals.

Paco Alcacer did not feature in Valencia’s 1-0 defeat against Eibar on Saturday. Valencia boss Pako Ayesteran told the media,  that the striker was ‘not in the ideal situation to compete.’

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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