Things aren’t looking good for Paco Alcácer right now. The Barcelona striker has been involved in a lot of transfer rumors recently and it’s hard to see him staying at the club at the moment, and he could miss one of his last chances to impress the manager.
According to multiple reports out of the United States, Alcácer trained alone on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles as the rest of the group prepared for Saturday night’s friendly against Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup. The reports say Paco has severe muscle pain and it’s very unlikely he’ll be available to play against Spurs.
If that’s not bad enough, reports out of Spain say that Technical Secretary Eric Abidal has informed Munir El-Haddadi he’s part of the club’s plans for next season, which means Alcácer has some competition for the backup striker role. With strong rumors linking him to Watford FC in the Premier League and Valencia in La Liga (that’s if Rodrigo indeed joins Real Madrid), it’s really hard to see Paco sticking around.
And the worst part for Alcácer is that Barça fans won’t be missing him that much.