Spanish teenage sensation Paco Alcacer, who made his debut for Valencia’s senior side last season in the Copa del Rey, has been on the radar of several European clubs, with Arsenal believed to be the most keen.
But those rumours were quickly destroyed when Alcacer signed a new contract at the La Liga club, which will see the 18-year-old remain at the Mestalla until 2016.
Having already scored 9 goals in 11 games for the reserves in Spain’s second-tier, a run which includes a hat-trick against Real Zaragoza’s second string, its no wonder he has managed to turn so many heads.
Valencia president Manuel Llorente said:
‘He has shown, despite the interest of several clubs to seize his services, a desire to continue at Valencia. Alcacer is and will be a very important player for the team, as are others, and will bring much joy to Mestalla and our supporters.’
Though this may have not been a concrete story to begin with, Arsene Wenger might be disappointed to hear that Alcacer has decided to remain in Spain.
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