Agent: West Ham £130,000-a-week striker target is ready to quit Euro giants
By Will Butcher
AC Milan hotshot Carlos Bacca could be heading for the exit door at San Siro after his agent refused to rule out a move for the Colombian.
The former Sevilla striker scored 18 Serie A goals in the 2015-16 season and has been attracting interest from Europe’s heavyweights such as PSG and Atletico Madrid.
Italian website Gazetta World reported that Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila,has revealed that there has been enquiries for his client.
Barila said: “I will say that Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have enquired about Carlos and asked for information.
“There are other important clubs who also showed interest. When Carlos returns from vacation we will speak to the club and analyse every aspect of the situation. I won’t add any more.”
Gazetta World claim that new manager Montella has let the hierarchy at Milan know that he is willing to cash in on his number 70, as the former Sampdoria manager believes Bacca won’t fit into his style of play.
Bacca started out in his home country of Colombia, where amongst loan spells he scored 111 goals in six seasons. He impressed after a move to Club Brugge before moving to Spanish giants Sevilla where he won two Europa League titles in two seasons.
Sky Italy claims that Bacca currently earns a salary of £6.5million at Milan, equivalent to £130,000-a-week.
Bacca joined the Serie A giants from Sevilla 12 months ago for a fee of around £22million after his release clause was activated.
The Hammers are desperate for a new striker after missing out on Belgian sensation Michy Batshuayi who moved to Chelsea last week, whilst Arsenal are in pole position to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
In other West Ham news, this Hammers ace is close to a Lazio loan move.