Alcacer completes Villarreal move as Dortmund continues Can talks

Villarreal has reportedly paid a club-record €23million to sign Paco Alcacer from Borussia Dortmund, which could seal a deal for Emre Can.

In and out? - Paco Alcacer (L) has left Borussia Dortmund for Villarreal, while Emre Can (R) is expected to join Dortmund.   -  Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund has let Paco Alcacer depart for Villarreal and is in talks with Juventus midfielder Emre Can about a potential move.

Villarreal announced the arrival of Alcacer on Thursday, with the former Barcelona striker signing a five-and-a-half-year deal and reportedly commanding a club-record fee of €23million.

The 26-year-old Spain international enjoyed a stunning first season with Dortmund, scoring 18 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances.

However, he has made just nine starts in all competitions under Lucien Favre this season and struggled with injuries, while the arrival of Erling Haaland from Salzburg led to increased competition for minutes.


Alcacer - linked with former club Valencia earlier in the window - has consequently returned to Spain with Villarreal, which is eighth in La Liga and booked a place in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.

It may not be the last of Dortmund's activity in the transfer window, with Can close to arriving from Juve. Germany international Can was left out of the Bianconeri's Champions League squad this season and has made just eight appearances in all competitions, two of which have come from the start.

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Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told a news conference on Thursday: "Well, the transfer window isn't open much longer and I don't like to provide any updates until something is final.

"We are talking with the player, this is no secret. But a decision hasn't been made yet."

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