Carlos Bacca is hot property this summer as several clubs from Europe’s top table compete for his signature. Bacca’s star has never shone brighter. The player was the top scorer in the Europa League last season and has notched 20+ goals in each of the last two seasons for Sevilla.
The Premier League looks the most likely destination for the 28 year old with a host of clubs linked with him. However, it appears that it would be a direct battle between the two most successful clubs in England, Liverpool and Manchester United, for the signing of the Colombian.
Liverpool are allegedly pushing hard to try and complete a £21.5 million in the coming days. Club chief executive Ian Ayre has stayed in Chile even after completing a deal for Roberto Firmino, and it is widely tipped that he is there to persuade Bacca to sign on the dotted line for the Anfield club. Manchester United have also registered their interest in the striker, who scored 28 goals last term for Sevilla, but the Reds are hopeful that they will be able to complete the signing before their rivals have the chance to make a formal bid.
Both the clubs are in desperate need of a top striker, with Liverpool having lost Sturridge until October through injury, while United having allowed Falcao to leave and Van Persie’s exit on the cards. Liverpool seem to be leading the race at present , but as the Reds fans will themselves attest from their past experiences , the dynamics of the transfer window can change instantly. It is therefore that Liverpool fans will be hoping that their club can wrap up the deal before their fiercest rivals get the opportunity to enter the fray and sway the striker away.
If Bacca does indeed sign for Liverpool, he will be the sixth new arrival this summer after James Milner, Danny Ings , Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and Roberto Firmino, in what can be termed an excellent window for the Merseyside club. Liverpool fans will be hoping for a better campaign next season and the arrivals of especially Firmino and Milner, coupled with the potential signing of Bacca , will surely have them dreaming again.
In Steven Gerrard’s words : “We go again.”