Look away Southampton, former target Paco Alcacer can't stop scoring

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Paco Alcacer is in remarkable form since moving to the Bundesliga with Dortmund, but he was linked with a move to Premier League Southampton earlier in the year.

Paco Alcacer of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team`s first goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on October 6,...

Paco Alcacer clearly needed a fresh start this summer after two years stuck in the Barcelona bench.

According to El Mundo Deportivo, Southampton had enquired about the £30 million Spaniard. As you will no doubt be aware, however, The Saints missed out on the Barca bench-warmer. Alcacer instead moved to Borussia Dortmund, who signed him on loan with an option to buy next year for £25 million.

 

And with Southampton struggling from a lack of goals and seemingly being sucked into a Premier League relegation battle, Alcacer suddenly looks like their missing link.

Paco Alcacer of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team`s fourth goal with team mates during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park...

The former Valencia man has had a quite amazing start to life in Germany after all. He has scored six goals in just 81 minutes of action, spread across three substitute appearances in the Bundesliga, including a hat-trick in Saturday’s thrilling 4-3 win against FC Augsburg.

Currently, Alcacer is averaging a goal every 13.5 minutes of Bundesliga football with his stunning free-kick against Augsburg showing that he’s more than just the penalty-box poacher who scored goals at a decent rate in Valencia.

And he has transferred this form to the international stage too. Alcacer hit two more clinical goals as Spain cruised to a 4-1 friendly win away at Wales on Thursday night.

If only Mark Hughes could call on a striker this potent.

Paco Alcacer of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring the goal to the 2:2 during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at the Signal Iduna Park on October 06, 2018...

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