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Hijack: Wolves should swoop for Bacca to complete their attacking force

Hijack: Wolves should swoop for Bacca to complete their attacking force

According to Calciomercato, Carlos Bacca has met with officials at AC Milan to convince them to sanction his return to Villarreal on a permanent basis.

Bacca spent last season on loan in La Liga with Villarreal, and was in fine form for the Yellow Submarines, finding the net 15 times and laying on 6 assists in 35 La Liga outings.

The Colombian international reportedly has his heart set on a return to the Spanish club, and is hoping to convince the board at AC Milan to accept Villarreal’s offer, despite it falling short of their asking price.

Whilst it is clear that Bacca is not in Gennaro Gattuso’s plans at the San Siro, it is unlikely that the Rossoneri will gladly allow the 31-year-old to depart for a cut price fee.

This could open the door for wealthier European clubs to make a move for this proven top level goalscorer.

Wolves, who are currently preparing for life in the Premier League following their Championship title triumph last time out, certainly have money to spend. Adding Bacca to their ranks at this stage would be a wise way to use it.

The Breakdown

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has already brought some exciting attacking talents to Molineux this summer. The likes of Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez and Leo Bonatini will all be hoping to take the Premier League by storm this season.

Neither of the club’s new centre forward arrivals, Jimenez and Bonatini, have ever played in one of Europe’s top 5 divisions before though. As promising as those two are, a lack of proven quality in Nuno’s front line could come back to haunt him later in the campaign.

Bacca, on the other hand, has been a potent goal threat in La Liga for both Villarreal and Sevilla, and has also previously produced the goods for AC Milan in Serie A.

With the Italian giants now looking to move the forward on, this is a golden opportunity for Wolves to land the kind of proven goalscorer they currently lack.

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