Carlos Bacca has been on Liverpool’s radar, but the Reds will have to pay the price for his services.
Bacca has been garnering interest from some top clubs throughout Europe, but with three years remaining on his contract at Sevilla, those teams must pay a $34 million buyout clause for the striker.
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Currently representing Colombia at the Copa America, Bacca scored 28 goals in all competitions for Sevilla last season, winning the Europa League title in both of his seasons at the Spanish club.
His agent has said no official offers have been made yet, but that Liverpool is on the short-list of clubs Bacca would be willing to move to.
Liverpool and another English club are among those that have shown an interest but there are also clubs in Italy. What is clear is that they must meet the release clause but at this stage nobody has.
We are really looking at three things – number one is to have a happy family situation for his wife and son because he had a bad experience in Belgium.
The second is to find a good team with a good project. Before he went to Chile, we wrote down a list of clubs that fit that description and Liverpool was on that list.
The third question is the contract. He has a good salary in Sevilla but we know how much clubs in England can pay.”
It is rumored that Manchester United is the second English club looking at the Colombian international, with Roma and Milan in Italy also linked with the striker.
After already spending $45 million on Firmino, would Liverpool be willing to shell out the big bucks for another attacker? The decision will likely depend on how much money the club can get for Raheem Sterling, but should Bacca become a Red, the rest of the Premier League will be put on notice.