Reports Newcastle After Colombian International Striker

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #1

    We can hope to get some depth into the squad, but I just don’t see it.

    Even if we get in the targets we are after, you have to ask, is Pardrew up to the task of getting the team playing attacking football?

    We conceded so many goal last season because Pardrew had us sitting back behind the ball and trying to counter attack. All we succeeded in doing was to invite pressure onto the team and thus concede goals.

    As for Carlos Bacca, Sound like they type of player we could use, but age and price could be a concern. Having lost all faith in Cisse at the moment i am just about ready to welcome any player to the club who can kick a ball, make a pass and score a goal.

    What we really need is a manager and coaching staff, if only that could happen.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Ive just noticed that the two clowns lesh and manxpie have been bitching when i wasn’t on.

    Very good ladies very good


  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope this’s untrue 🙁

  • bobby mango

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Firebug – so true. I don’t think I’ve seen a worse player than Cisse. Even when he was scoring he didn’t look a good player, just a magical finisher.
    As for the coaching staff – they’re a shambles. Just look at set pieces, both attacking and defending. We are all over the place.
    Give this squad (plus a couple of strikers) to a competent coaching set up and we’d do so much better.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #5


    Agree with u 100% about the set pieces !!!

  • lesh

    Jul 4, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Ahh welshgeordie9, a cheery greeting to start the day – and a very good morning to you too.


  • widowmagandapoke

    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    28 is too old for Ashley’s plans. I tend to agree, but we could start to suffer from a lack of experince in our squad.

  • Prunty

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Bacca’s club on his wikipedia page has been updated to Newcastle. Could be legit, probably isn’t.


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