Borussia Dortmund have officially ended their search for a new striker.
The Bundesliga giants spent most of the summer looking to bolster their front line due to the departure of Michy Batshuayi, and that’s exactly what happened this Tuesday. Even though neither side has confirmed the move, it’s all but set that Dortmund will have Paco Alcacer as their new starting striker for the 2018/19 season.
Alcacer will have huge boots to fill, because he will take the place of a Batshuayi who scored at an impressive ratio in his six-month loan spell, but also Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who left Dortmund during January this year.
The track record is not very kind to Alcacer, who struggled to hold down a starting role since he left Valencia to join Barcelona, and barely saw action with both Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde. Now the Spaniard will have another huge chance to prove he can thrive at the highest level and will do it in a team with virtually no competition, as Dortmund only has one more striker in the squad, and that’s Alexander Isak.
It remains to be seen whether Alcacer can adapt to the Bundesliga or not, as it’s a more physical league than LaLiga. But the Spaniard will certainly welcome the chance to get some much-needed playing time, something he wouldn’t have had with Barcelona.