Carlos Bacca will consider his options this summer at Sevilla, according to the striker’s agent.
The 28-year-old managed to find the back of the net 28 times for Sevilla in 41 total appearances for the La Liga club this season, and it’s thought Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are all keen on the Colombian.
But despite his fine form and helping Sevilla acquire Europa League football after finishing fifth in La Liga, Bacca is keen to showcase his talent in the Champions League next season, which all but rules out Liverpool in the race for his signature.
However, Bacca will only consider a summer move away from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium if the Spanish outfit allow him to leave.
Bacca’s agent, Sergio Barila, said on the matter:
‘First of all we have to talk to Sevilla out of respect for the club.
‘If the player is put on the market, there’s a chance he will leave.
‘He is fine here with his family but if there’s a good opportunity for Bacca and Sevilla, we will take it into consideration.
‘For now I cannot say if he’ll leave or not, I must first consult with the directors.’
It is unknown whether Arsene Wenger will sign a forward this summer after declaring Theo Walcott (if he signs) will be played in the centre-forward role next season.
But should the Frenchman decide to add another striker to the current side, would Bacca fit the bill?
The Colombian is valued at around the £18 million mark and because he still has three-years left to run on his existing deal, the asking price would be £20 million minimum.
I believe Bacca would be a decent player for Arsenal and would offer competition to Olivier Giroud, but I don’t think he would be the man to fire us to Premier League glory.
There is a lot of talk about the Gunners adding a new forward this summer, but I don’t think its Wenger’s top priority. Besides, we already have Giroud, Walcott and even Danny Welbeck who can play in the centre-forward role. Still, it will be interesting to see if Wenger does decide to sign a striker this summer, and if Bacca would be on the Frenchman’s mind.