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30.01.2020 Football News

Paco Alcacer Leaves Borussia Dortmund To Join Villarreal

Paco Alcacer Leaves Borussia Dortmund To Join Villarreal
LISTEN JAN 30, 2020

Spain striker Paco Alcacer has joined Villarreal from Borussia Dortmund on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

The 26-year-old scored 23 goals in 37 Bundesliga games for Dortmund after moving from Barcelona in 2018.

But he has returned to La Liga, having not featured in either of Dortmund's games since Erling Haaland arrived from Red Bull Salzburg.

Only Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scored more Bundesliga goals than Alcacer last season.

Before the transfer was announced, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc had said: "It wasn't an easy decision to make.

"But we've changed our formation to a 3-4-1-2 with Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard playing up top. Then we brought in Erling Haaland as well. We always have to think about how a player can help us."

In just 59 minutes of football for Dortmund in two substitute appearances, Haaland has scored five goals, having arrived for £17m from Salzburg at the start of January.

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