Liverpool are reportedly looking at signing Carlos Bacca from Sevilla during the Summer Transfer window, the South American hitman has been on a consistent sublime form in recent seasons, with him finding the back of the net 28 times in all competitions in the just-concluded season, his eyes for goals helped fire Sevilla to an Europa League trophy, and he ended up in top 5 on the highest goals scorers in the La Liga with 20 goals. And with him being one of the most sought-after strikers, the club’s sporting director, has declared him available for a transfer away from the side provided the 30 million-Euro buyout clause in his contract is met.
The Merseysiders have been in short supply of strikers, following the departure of Uruguayan forward, Luis Suarez and the long-term injury of England’s Daniel Sturridge. The arrival of Mario Balotelli hasn’t helped solve their lack-of-goal problems, and the Italian found the back of the net just once in the season in all competitions, and with Raheem Sterling reportedly on his way to Manchester City, the Reds will be in dire need of Bacca’s services. The Colombian forward could help Liverpool to a top 4 finish if he arrives Anfield over the Summer transfer window, but that possibility is not certain with Juventus, Roma and Milan also desperate to get the lethal striker to their sides.
Roma are said to have reached an agreement cum personal terms with the Colombian, a report Sevilla’s sporting director, Monchi has since disregarded. Concerning which he said,
“Bacca’s contract includes obligations for the club and player, but if a club wants to pay his release clause, there’s little we can do. I think he’ll continue with us because he wants to and so does Sevilla. We have no intention of selling him. If someone wants Bacca, they have to pay his clause. He has told us that it is his desire to stay with the club and I don’t see any other possibility”
Liverpool have already signed Danny Ings, and are also looking at Juventus’ Llorente and Aston Villa’s Benteke as viable options provided the Bacca’s deal falls through. Juventus will be willing to let the Spanish striker go for around 20 million Euros. Liverpool finished in a disappointing 6th place at the end of the season, a far cry from the 2nd place they finished with last season. The fans are calling for the sack of Brendan Rodgers, but the management want to give him the benefit of the doubt as they believe he can clinch a top 4 finish next season. Bacca’s quality will come handy at Anfield as he will surely deliver and bang in goals.