Barcelona sign Alcacer from Valencia

Barcelona have unveiled Valencia striker Paco Alcacer as the latest addition to their already lethal strike force.

The talented 23-year-old, who already has 13 senior caps for Spain, joins the club on a five-year deal for a fee of 30 million euros.

He comes with a rich scoring pedigree, having netted 42 goals in 64 matches for Valencia's B side before graduating to the senior team, where his record was 30 goals in 90 matches.

Barcelona clearly rate the striker highly, having included a 100 million euro buy-out clause in his contract.

An excited Alcacer told Barca TV: "I’m happy to be here at such a big club.

"I am here to provide hard work, humility and professionalism.

"Forwards live for goals and I hope I’m lucky in that respect. I want to offer my grain of sand by doing good things at Barca.

"Coming here is a huge thrill – I’ll find it easy to adapt because I already know some of the team."

"Messi, Neymar and Suarez are the three best players in the world. It will be a privilege to play next to them."

Valencia released a statement on their website wishing the player well.

"Valencia Club de Futbol wish Alcacer the best of luck in this new stage of his career, and thank him for his professionalism, performance and commitment during his time at the club."

Alcacer, meanwhile, told the Valencia fans: "I want to thank Valencia CF and the fans. Despite the fact that I am leaving Valencia CF, I will always be a Valencianista at heart."

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