Villarreal signs Alcácer from Dortmund in record deal
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Villarreal signed Spanish striker Paco Alcácer from Borussia Dortmund on Thursday in a deal reportedly worth 23 million euros ($25.5 million), making him the most expensive player ever bought by the club.
The fee would surpass the 20 million euros ($22 million) the Spanish team paid for striker Gerard Moreno in 2018.
The 26-year-old Alcácer signed a contract until June 2025.
He is returning to the Spanish league after spending a season and a half with Dortmund, where he scored 26 goals in 47 matches.
Alcácer joined the German club on a transfer from Barcelona in the summer of 2018.
Villarreal is eighth in the Spanish league standings.