Colombian international striker Carlos Bacca admits that he dreams of playing for a bigger club.
The Sevilla striker has been in top form for Unai Emery’s side this season, and his recent double against Real Madrid grabbed all the headlines.
The 27-year-old striker only joined the Spanish side last summer for a €7m fee, though as a result of some fine performances, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear of any clubs taking an interest at activating his reported €30m release clause.
Bacca has netted 14 La Liga goals and assisted a further five in just 23 starts this season, and his excellent movement and eye for goal was on show for all to see during Sevilla’s fine 2-1 victory over Real Madrid.
Sevilla’s remaining target for the season is to finish in the top four. A failure to accomplish it, however, could see their star players looking at bigger clubs – as reported by the Spanish paper AS from an interview with Carlos Bacca.
He said: “It would be a dream to play for a big club, like Barcelona for example, but I have to live in the reality. I am content with Sevilla and I have a contract here.”
Carlos Bacca’s comments suggest that he would be eager to follow his dream and play for a big club, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should be a keen admirer.
After reportedly following Jackson Martinez throughout the January Transfer window, Arsenal would be wiser to go for the man who replaced Martinez in the Colombian starting XI.
The Gunners are in dire need of a new striker, and one with different characteristics than Olivier Giroud.
Carlos Bacca offers movement, pace, power and he would undoubtedly be a hit in the Premier League, and with the lure of Champions League football, the Emirates would provide him an attractive preposition.