It was Sevilla who had been linked with a move for their former player Carlos Bacca. The 30-year-old returns to La Liga indeed, but not for his former employers.
I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to arrive to a great club like Villarreal. I want to send a special salute to all the club fans
the Colombian international said in a video released on Villareal’s official Twitter account, after the Yellow Submarine reached an one-year loan deal with AC Milan.
According to reports in Spanish media, Villareal agreed to pay €2.5m, plus a further €15.5 million next summer, if they decide to sign the Colombian striker on a permanent deal.
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 player’s agent, Sergio Barila, told ESPN FC.
Any club that has been in the market for a player to score goals, of course they have monitored Bacca. He has been lucky to receive many offers this summer but he made it very clear to which club and which league he wanted to play in
Barila also said, adding that having the World Cup finals coming up in less than ten months, played a big role in his client’s decision.
He wants to go to a club that will count strongly on him. He wants to have a good season and arrive at the World Cup in Russia in the best possible way. Now we just hope that his future can be resolved as soon as possible
were Barila’s words.