Barcelona accidently leak image of Paco Alcacer on website

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Barcelona may have the best football players in the world but the people who run their official website appear to be falling short of expectation.

They let slip that striker Paco Alcacer has already completed his £25million move from Valencia despite the fact that neither club is yet to officially announce it.

The 22-year-old is believed to be closing in on a move to Camp Nou after completing a medical over the weekend with some reports suggesting it could be announced as early as Monday evening.

But Barcelona fans need not worry about the move collapsing as, earlier in the day, they were offered the chance to win a Barcelona shirt signed by Alcacer himself.

The competition, advertised on their official website, also showed the striker himself in a Barcelona training top. It was quickly taken down but not before myriad fans completed a screen grab.

Take a look at the leak below:

The player

Alcacer will become the second Valencia player to move to Camp Nou this summer, following Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, who joined for a reported £40m after a stellar Euro 2016 campaign.

And, like Gomes, he is likely to find chances in the starting XI much harder to come by. Alcacer will play back-up to Luis Suarez, who has already scored four goals this season. Although the Uruguayan is approaching 30, so Alcacer could well be seen as a long-term replacement.

Indeed, he could also be seen as a plan B, which Enrique could have used in Barcelona's recent La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao. Despite dominating proceedings, Barcelona failed to turn it into goals with Lionel Messi and Suarez both missing good opportunities.

Eventually, they won 1-0 thanks to Ivan Rakitic's strike but not before a few scares late on.

Young guns

He was chosen to be Barcelona's backup striker after scoring 25 La Liga goals in 51 starts in the last two seasons as well as six in 13 international appearances for Spain.

Alcacer is the fifth signing for Barcelona this summer following the acquisitions of Samuel Umtiti, Gomes, Lucas Digne and Denis Suarez, all of whom are 22-years-old.

The future in Catalonia appears to be just as bright as the present.

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