Barcelona forward edges closer to surprise Premier League move

Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer could be on his way to join ex-teammate at Premier League on a two-year loan deal.


After a concluding a deal with Barcelona just this season for Gerard Deulofeu, Premier League side Watford look set to be heading towards the Spanish giants again as according to reports, the Hornets are eager to land attacker Paco Alcacer on a two-year loan deal.

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Alcacer joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 but only played in 14 La Liga matches in the following two seasons. The 24-year-old was for the most part utilized by manager Valverde in the cup games as an inside winger last year however after the acquisition of attacker Malcom, the player has now certainly been informed that he is surplus to requirements. Alcacer has additionally said to be accepted the certainty and now searching for a side to continue his development.

And Watford who signed winger Deulofeu this season after keeping him six months on loan, are presently attempting to complete a similar loan deal.

At first, there were discussions of getting the deal permanent but with Barcelona labelling a £30m price on Alcacer, an arrangement could not be made. Watford are hesitant to pay a huge figure upfront however after discussion both have reportedly settled for a loan deal for the player.

The two-year loan deal will see the Hornets committing to purchase Alcacer toward the finish of his loan spell and the money paid throughout the subsequent two seasons will be later deducted from his last permanent transfer fee.

The settlement is believed to be all but done however now only requires the green signal from the player who is apparently discussing personal terms with the side.

Apart from Watford, Leicester City also have said to be interested about the player however as of now it the Hertfordshire side who are at the advanced position at this stage.

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Alcacer as of now is with rest of the Barcelona squad at the USA for their pre-season preparation but in the event that he consents to the move, he will be discharged the squad to complete a move to Javi Gracia’s Hornets.

Since last season, Watford have been confronting goal scoring issues upfront. Striker Andre Gray and veteran Troy Deeney both did not discover the correct cadence last time as the pair just oversaw 10 goals together.

Consequently, manager Garcia is now in the market for a striker to add profundity to their positions and given the potential the youthful forward possesses, his switch to Vicarage Road, could be a great settlement for both the parties at the moment.

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