Paco Alcacer underlines potential for Spain

Paco Alcacer has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea and despite stating his intention to stay at Valencia, could thrive in the Premier League.

The striker partly responsible for Valencia’s return to form this season and still only 21, Paco Alcacer showed just why he is something approaching Premier League transfer hot property after scoring with his first touch as a substitute for Spain.

La Roja may have ultimately lost 2-1 to Slovakia on the night, but Alcacer remained a rare bright spot for Vicente Del Bosque’s side, who are in danger of carrying their World Cup form through to qualifying for Euro 2016.

Finding the net with a late equaliser that seemingly rescued a point for Spain, prior to Miroslav Stoch’s late goal, the Valencia hitman has now scored in consecutive games for the national team, having made just three appearances for the senior side.

But it’s his club form that has prompted the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham to take a closer look at the 6ft striker, with a tally of four goals in seven domestic outings for Los Che so far this term.

Those goals have helped Valencia to move to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona, with the Mestalla side the only other unbeaten team so far in the league alongside the Catalans.

That return follows on from a solid first season in the Valencia first team in which Alcacer scored 16 goals in 37 outings for the Spanish outfit.

Equally adept in the air as he is with the ball at his feet, he could be the kind of striker to shine in English football.

Previously linked with a move to the Premier League in January, the truth is that fans may have to wait a little longer to see the Spaniard in action, with Alcacer in talks over a new contract with his current employers.

But with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal tracking the youngster, a big money bid from either London side could see the situation change.

For now though, anyone keen to see a potential Premier League star in action can tune in to see Spain in action against Luxembourg this Sunday in a game that could see the 21-year-old add to his already impressive international tally.

Take a look at Alcacer's best bits from last season - is he Premier League material?

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