Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with a summer move for Sevilla’s Colombia international striker Carlos Bacca, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The Telegraph cite reports from Spain that claim United are rivalling the Gunners and the Reds for the former Club Brugge forward, who has been plying his trade in La Liga since a 2013 exit from Belgium.
Bacca scored 31 goals in 54 games for Brugge, having represented the likes of Atletico Junior, Barranquilla and Minerven during his career in his homeland. The 28-year-old has to date netted 42 times in 95 appearances for Los Rojiblancos, winning the Europa League in 2013-14, having also been named best player and finished as top scorer in 2012-13, his last year in Belgian football.
He has made 17 appearances for Colombia, scoring seven goals, after a debut goal in 2010 when Colombia drew 1-1 with Bolivia. He was included in Colombia’s World Cup 2014 squad, making one appearance – in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to hosts Brazil.
It’s claimed United will target Bacca as the loan spell of his compatriot Radamel Falcao will not be made permanent, while there are doubts over the futures of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez. A £15m fee has been mooted.
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