Having been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool, Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca has seemingly opted to join AC Milan according to the Italian club.
Bacca’s rise to prominence has been remarkable, culminating in 2 goals in the Europa League final as Sevilla retained the trophy in May.
The Colombian has since become hot property with a number of clubs thought to be interested in the 28 year old.
He himself stated that he would like to join Manchester United, but things took a turn when Sevilla refused to accept anything less than the €30m required to trigger his release clause.
But it seems in their push to return to the pinnacle of Italian football, AC Milan have triggered the release clause for the striker who scored 28 goals in all competition last term.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 2, 2015
The move has raised eyebrows given that Sevilla will be playing in the Champions League this season, whilst AC Milan, who finished 10th in Serie A, won’t have European football to look forward to at all.
The transfer also leaves both United and Liverpool looking elsewhere for a striker, with United in desperate need of firepower if Robin Van Persie joins Besiktas or remains at Old Trafford whilst Liverpool need an adequate replacement for the perma-injured Daniel Sturridge.