Dortmund completes permanent signing of Alcacer from Barca

              Croatia's Domagoj Vida, right, challenges for the ball with Spain's Paco Alcacer during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has completed the permanent signing of Spain striker Paco Alcacer from Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Alcacer joined the German leader on a season-long loan in August, and Dortmund had the option of making the deal permanent.

Dortmund says on Friday that Alcacer’s contract will run until June 2023.

Alcacer has nine goals in eight competitive matches this season, with his form earning him a recall to the Spain squad.