After securing the signings of Danny Ings, James Milner, and the more recent Brazilian Roberto Firmino already, Liverpool are not slowing down at all in their bid to reshuffle and compete for major honours next season. This is evident in their reported move by The Mirror, to activate the release clause of Sevilla’s Europa League-winning striker, Carlos Bacca.
The Reds, whose last season campaign was disappointing, have been conducting their transfer businesses as early as possible, in order to avoid snapping up of their targets by rivals. They finished below the top 6 in the Premier League last term and also crumbled out of the Champions League group stage. Recurrent injuries to their striker, Daniel Sturridge and disastrous performances by Italian, Mario Balotelli did not help matters too.
Carlos Bacca, on the other hand, helped Sevilla to the Europa League final which they won, and was also instrumental by scoring 20 goals in his 37 appearances in the La Liga. He also scored crucial goals on their way to their European triumph. According to The Mirror, Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s CEO is in Chile (where Bacca is currently representing Colombia in the Copa America) to hold talks about the deal for the 28-year old.
Roma’s sporting director also confirmed to ESPN about their interest in the former Club Brugge player, hence Liverpool may need to act quickly. The Reds have also done deals for goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan and
In case the deal does not go through, the Kops have outlined other targets which include Aston Villa hitman, Christian Benteke and Salomon Rondon of Zenit, Russia.