Bargain Basement Bacca finally moves


BaccaVillarreal 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.

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  • markro says:

    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).

  • CondorHammer says:

    Misread the final line Sean? and thought you wrote ‘Juventus stinker Simone Zaza’! Hello

    • CondorHammer says:

      Jesus wept, these ads popping up every 20 seconds makes it a right bugger typing!!

  • IronMan says:

    The expression ‘dodged a bullet’ springs to mind with this one…

    • CondorHammer says:

      A goal pretty much every-other game, in a proper league. Yep, definitely not good enough for us LOL🤣🤣

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