There is a report in the Mail that Newcastle are interested in signing Sevilla’s Colombian International striker Carlos Bacca, and this is the first time we have been linked with the 6′ tall 27 year-old, who was born in Puerto Colombia, Colombia.
Sevilla’s Colombian International striker Carlos Bacca
Carlos moved to Sevilla last summer from Club Brugge and had a good first season in Spain scoring 21 goals in 52 total games for his club.
While at Brugge for two seasons he scored 31 goals in 54 games – so he knows where the net is – that’s for sure – and he was outstanding last season in Spain.
Th report says that both Everton and Newcastle are now interested in signing the striker, who helped Sevilla win the Europa League last season, when they won 4-2 on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Benfica after extra time.
And the Spanish sporting newspaper Marca voted him the signing of the season, and we would assume other clubs are interested in him, and we are supposed to be signing players from France, Holland and Spain this summer, so at least that’s also consistent.
His transfer fee was just £5M last summer, but that will have gone up – but the report suggest s£15M would be needed to sign him – and if that’s true Newcastle will not be able to get the player to Tyneside.
Mike Ashley wouldn’t pay that much for a player these days, and especially when Carlos turns 28 in September.
But from what we can tell this lad seems a very good player who can score goals, and of course being born in Columbia he will have loads of skill.
He started his carer at Colombian club Atletico Junior, and also played for Barranquilla and Minerven on loan, and in 311 total games in his career he has scored 163 goals.
He has played 11 times for Columbia with three goals, and he is currently with the Colombian squad in Brazil.