Borussia Dortmund set €40m price-tag for Atletico Madrid target Paco Alcacer

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly seeking a fee of 40 million euros for want-away striker Paco Alcacer, who is a target for Atletico Madrid.

With no starts or goals since September, Paco Alcacer is keen on returning to the La Liga. The Spaniard made an excellent start to the season, but hasn’t been able to impress head coach Lucien Favre since his return from an Achilles injury.

His hopes of getting back into the Borussia Dortmund starting line up following the winter break were further dented last week, when the club announced the signing of highly rated striker Erling Braut Haaland for 20 million euros.

According to Kicker, Borussia Dortmund are now open to letting Alcacer leave the club this month, less than two years after his arrival from Barcelona. The Black and Yellows have set a price-tag of 40 million euros for the 26-year-old, as per SportBILD. Marca say that Alcacer has already made it clear to the BVB bosses that he wants to leave.

Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Alcacer, even though he still has over three years left on his current deal. Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is another target for Diego Simeone’s side, who have endured a poor first half of the season.

Atletico are currently fourth in the La Liga standings, seven points behind league leaders Barcelona. Although they have conceded a league low eleven goals in the league so far this season, their attacking numbers make for a grim reading.

Los Rojiblancos have found the net just 20 times in the league, with only Alvaro Morata netting more than three goals. Big money summer arrival Joao Felix has struggled to make an impression, while Diego Costa has been out with a back injury. Signing a striker is a must for them if they are to improve their results in the second half of the season.

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Alcacer may be struggling for minutes in the Bundesliga, but there is no denying his ability to finish chances and score goals. Before his injury, Alcacer scored seven goals in six appearances for Borussia Dortmund. And a change in scenery might be just what he needs to get back to his best.