Man Utd, Tottenham offered prolific Bundesliga striker in lifeline loan

Date published: Tuesday 21st January 2020 7:28

Borussia Dortmund have offered Manchester United and Tottenham the chance to solve their respective crises up top with the loan signing of Paco Alcacer.

United will be without Marcus Rashford until around April after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Sunday that the 22-year-old has a double stress fracture in his back.

Spurs, meanwhile, are without Harry Kane for a similar amount of time after he tore his left hamstring on New Years’ Day.

Previous reports have suggested that United are keen on Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, while Jose Mourino’s side have reportedly been keeping tabs on AC Milan hitman Krzysztof Piatek.

According to 90min, however, Dortmund have now offered the Premier League duo the chance to sign Spanish international Alcacer on loan until the end of the season.

Alcacer moved to Dortmund permanently last summer but has only made 15 appearances in all competitions this term.

Dortmund now have Erling Braut Haaland within their ranks and the Austrian announced himself at the club with a hat-trick on debut on Saturday.

Indeed, Alcacer was not in the squad for the 5-3 win over Augsburg and is said to be open to a move to the English top flight.

 

 

After confirming the extent of Rashford’s injury, Solskjaer also hinted that the club could look to seal a temporary deal until the end of the season.

He said: “We’ve had many injuries for big players this season. It’s just an unfortunate situation we’re in.

“We might look at some short term deals as well that could take us through to the summer.

“We don’t desperately need a striker, if the right one is there and it fits for us… we’ve got players who are champing at the bit.”

Read more: Talks underway as Mourinho picks out perfect Kane replacement to save Tottenham

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