Carlos Bacca, just acquired last year from Sevilla, has decided upon his future. West Ham has raised their bid, offering €30 million for his arrival. Bacca will reportedly get €4.5 million per year from the club, a million euros more than what Milan are currently paying him. This seems to be enough to have enticed Bacca, but as Milan fans know, it's not over until it's over.
Bacca scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for the Rossoneri, good enough to earn him a 6.89 rating from whoscored.com. The thirty million euros will certainly be welcome, possibly allowing Milan to finally complete the acquisitions of Zielinski, Musacchio, and Sosa.
Bacca previously rejected West Ham's offer, wanting to play in the Champions League. However, due to the disinterest from clubs such as PSG and Atletico Madrid, it looks as though he will be moving to West Ham. Bacca recently posted on Instagram saying he was happy for the new adventure that was coming. Sources report that he will give his decision in the next 48 hours. It would be sad to see Bacca leave, but it would definitely help Milan in the financial situation.
The question is if Milan's attack will be able to cope without having the Colombian who was responsible for 37% of our goals last season. The unproven striker, Lapadula, will have the mighty burden of replacing the Colombian on his shoulders, most probably supported by Niang or another acquisition in the attack.
The waiting around may finally be over.