Southampton linked with a move for Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer

Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer has emerged as a surprise target for Southampton in the winter transfer window.

Southampton are linked with a move for Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer, according to the football transfer rumours in British Media (Read Southampton).

The Spain international was signed by Barcelona in August 2016 from Valencia for a fee of 30 million euros. The 24-year-old has a valid contract with Barcelona until June 2021.

Paco Alcacer has played 30 times for Barcelona since signing from Valencia, scoring 8 goals and creating 5 assists in that time.

The 24-year-old has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 42 caps and scoring 29 goals, before making his senior international debut in September 2014. As a member of Spain national football team, Paco Alcacer has won 13 caps and has scored 6 goals.

 

Paco Alcacer
Paco Alcacer

 

Paco Alcacer is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Barcelona this winter and the list of suitors in the Spain international continues to grow.

Mauricio Pellegrino wants to sign a new forward this winter and the Spain international is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The report claims that Southampton manager has extensively scouted Paco Alcacer and is considering a move for the forward.

Mauricio Pellegrino is a long term admirer of Paco Alcacer and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international.

Southampton will be desperate to make an impact in winter transfer window.

 

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According to the report in British Media, Paco Alcacer wants to leave Barcelona in search of more first team action, which has alerted Southampton who are interested in signing him in January to solve their goalscoring problems.

Crystal Palace are apparently trailing Southampton in the pursuit of Barcelona forward.

How strong that interest is and whether Southampton will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

 

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