Villarreal have confirmed the signing of former West Ham transfer target Carlos Bacca from AC Milan on loan for the season with a view to a permanent move.
Villarreal have the option to sign the player next summer for a knockdown price of €15.5 million (£14.1m), with the initial loan costing the La Liga outfit €2.5m (£2.2m).
Bacca’s agent, Sergio Barila said: “Bacca is in a situation where both he and his club are interested in looking at an option where he can play, be in a good league and La Liga is a very good offer.”
The 30-year-old scored 34 goals in 77 games in all competitions for AC Milan, who signed him for €30m two years ago from Sevilla. Milan coach Vincenzo Montella was open to Bacca’s departure as he does not consider him a key player.
Last Summer AC Milan and West Ham had agreed a transfer fee of €30m for the Colombian but he rejected a move to the London Stadium. West Ham eventually shifted targets to Juventus’ striker Simone Zaza.
He missed his chance with us and isn’t worth a report.
On a separate issue – I see Arnie has changed his shirt number to 7 from 27 ( Good move Markro, nobody wants that baggage).
Misread the final line Sean? and thought you wrote ‘Juventus stinker Simone Zaza’! Hello
Jesus wept, these ads popping up every 20 seconds makes it a right bugger typing!!
The expression ‘dodged a bullet’ springs to mind with this one…
A goal pretty much every-other game, in a proper league. Yep, definitely not good enough for us LOL🤣🤣