Villarreal snap up Carlos Bacca on loan from AC Milan

The Colombia international, who spent two seasons at Sevilla, has returned to LaLiga on a season-long deal with a purchase option.

Bacca con el Milán.
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Colombia forward Carlos Bacca has agreed a one-year loan deal to join Villarreal from Serie A side AC Milan, the Yellow Submarine confirmed on Tuesday. The striker, who bagged 49 goals in 108 games for Sevilla during a two-year spell at the Sánchez Pizjuán, will undergo a medical on Wednesday and could make his debut against Levante this weekend.

Bacca back in LaLiga

Villarreal were in the market for a striker after Roberto Soldado’s move to Fenerbahçe and have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 2017-18 campaign. The club are expected to make an official announcement later on Tuesday.

Sevilla had also been in talks to bring Bacca back to the Sánchez Pizjuán but Villarreal beat the Colombian’s former club to the line. Bacca will form part of a front line at the Céramica that also includes Cédric Bakambu, Nicola Sansone and Enes Ünal.