Barcelona have been searching all summer for a new striker, and have now finally landed their man, while Munir El-Haddadi has moved in to replace the striker in his former club on a long loan spell.
The Blaugrana have announced the signing of forward Alcacer from Valencia on a five-year deal, while Munir El-Haddadi has moved in to replace the striker in his former club on a long loan spell.
Paco, was omitted from the Valencia squad list that lost 1-0 to Eibar on Saturday and underwent a medical at Barcelona on Monday before completing a move worth approximately â‚¬30million.
Barca could pay â‚¬2m more in advance-on fees and have put a â‚¬100m buy-out clause into Alcacer’s deal at Camp Nou.
Barcelona sixth signing of the season, Alcacer concludes Barca’s long search for attacking reinforcements to support Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. (the mighty â€“MSN-)
“When I found out about the bid from FC Barcelona I asked the club to listen to it, as it was my chance to take a step forward in my career,” Alcacer told Valencia’s official.
“I want to thank Valencia CF and the fans. Despite the fact that I joining barcelona, I still remain Valencianista at heart.”
PacoAlcacer scored 43 goals in 124 appearances for Valencia and has 13 caps for his country.
Munir enjoyed a wonderful 2014 season, making his first appearance for Barcelona’s B and senior team.
He break into Luis Enrique’s side regularly last season, however, making 26 app in all competitions, and scored eight goals and assisted seven more in that time.
Valencia have the option to purchase the 20-year-old for â‚¬12m.