Carlos Bacca edges closer and closer to a move to England, for an estimated fee of £26 million
West Ham United have made it clear throughout the window that they’re desperate for a new striker.
After their failed attempts on luring foreign talents such as Alexandre Lacazette, Michy Batshuayi and Vincent Janssen, and the refusal to meet Belgium big man Benteke’s wage demands and Tevez, United have turned to Ac Milan Bacca.
Reports suggest that a fee of £26 million fee has been met and they are now in talks with the Columbian internationals representatives. Bacca’s people are said to be asking for a contract worth a heavy £120,000-a-week, which would demolish the clubs wage structure. However, negotiations are underway to lower the players possible salary.
The Hammers could have possible competition for the 29-year-old from Spanish giants, Athletico Madrid. This is doubtful though, as the East London team are thought to be confident on landing the signing.
Worth the money?
Carlos managed to poach 20 goals in all competitions during his first season for Milan last season. He’s consistently been a threat in front of goal as he netted 49 times in 108 appearances for former club Seville. For country, Bacca has bagged 13 in 33 international games.
However, after a recent bid for Diafra Sakho from notorious relegation battlers, Sunderland, the arrival of Bacca could edge the Cameroon international away from Bilic’s squad.
After the purchase and enormous success of Payet, Bilic is proving a point of strengthening his side for yet another impressive season.