When we talk about the best strikers in the world, Paco Alcácer’s name never seems to enter the conversation. However, rarely does a weekend go by where the Spaniard doesn’t register his name on the scoresheet. Now on loan at Borussia Dortmund, the 25-year-old is taking the Bundesliga by storm with his clinical nature. For Dortmund fans it’s great, but his form has raised a couple of eyebrows across the footballing world, especially in Catalonia.

3Were Barcelona justified to loan out Paco Alcácer?

Seeing as Luis Enrique was the one who signed the 25-year-old for Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde has made it evidently clear that he was not a player he bought. Last season, Valverde only afforded Alcácer 992 minutes of football, limiting the forward to mainly substitute cameos. In response, in order to save his career, Alcácer has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan with the option for the move to be made permanent at the end of the season.

Across his career, Paco Alcácer has played for a plethora of teams including; Valencia, Getafe, Barcelona and now Borussia Dortmund. In addition, he’s represented his country on 10 separate occasions. At just 25 years of age, the forward has racked up 189 games equating to 7971 minutes of football, in that time, he’s directly contributed to 88 goals, a ratio better than 1 in 2.

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