Carlos Bacca does not want to return to parent club, AC Milan.
The feeling is mutual, buddy.
Bacca, who really made a name for himself at Sevilla, came to AC Milan in the hope that he could provide the same level of goal scoring ability as he did in Spain. The 2015/2016 season saw Carlos score 18 goals and 2 assists in his debut, but then trailed off in 2016 (13G/3A),mostly due to a lack of appearances.
The Colombian striker also never shied away from expressing his opinion. In October of 2017 he described himself playing for “I was at the worst Milan in history”. A few months later he built on that thought by adding, “Milan need to stop living in the past”. Clearly unhappy with the direction of the club, there is little doubt we’ve seen the last of Carlos Bacca, in case that question held any mystery still.
According to Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila, Bacca is “very happy” with his stint over in Villarreal and will work with Milan representatives to find a solution.
At 31 years of age, I’m pretty sure we’re all good with Carlos staying in Spain. The loan, valued at €2.5m, has a €15m option to purchase clause once the period ends. So far this season, the Colombian goal scorer has racked up seven goals and four assists, suggesting a permanent move the best avenue for all parties.
Sergio Barila told MilanNews:
“Carlos is very happy here in Spain,”
“He has adapted to the philosophy of the club and he’s scoring goals. Villarreal are very happy with Carlos’ performance. Besides pursuing important objectives, he’s contributing to the development of the youngsters with his experience, he’s a winning element within the squad.
“Bacca still has two years on his contract with Milan, we’ll work with the Rossoneri to try and find the best solution for everyone. He was happy in Milan, now he’s happy at Villarreal. We need to analyse everything and try to get the best thing for the player.”