Report: Newcastle United interested in Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca

Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, who has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, is reportedly on the radar of Newcastle United.

Newcastle United are interested in signing Carlos Bacca from Sevilla in the summer, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Newcastle are “heading the race” for the striker’s signature, and face competition from no fewer than five other Premier League clubs.

One of those clubs is Tottenham Hotspur. According to The Sunday People, the North London outfit scouted the Colombia international during last week’s Europa League action.

According to The Sun, Bacca has a price tag of £25 million, but Sevilla could settle for an offer closer to £10m.

Should Newcastle make a move for Bacca?

Bacca has been in impressive form for Sevilla so far this season and averages a goal every two game.

The former Club Brugge star has scored 14 goals and created 21 chances in 25 La Liga appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 78%.

In the Europa League, Bacca has found the target twice and created six chances in eight matches, while having a pass accuracy of 62% and a shot accuracy of 56%.

Bacca is a very good and prolific striker, and £10m for him should be considered a good buy for Newcastle, who have struggled for goals this campaign.

The Magpies have found the target just 32 times in 27 Premier League matches and could do with someone like Bacca next season.

However, Sevilla have proven hard to negotiate with in the past and have lofty ambitions of their own. Unai Emery’s are currently fifth in La Liga and have reached the last 16 of the Europa League.

if Sevilla do qualify for next season’s Champions League, then Bacca will have no reason to leave for Newcastle and take a step down down in his career.

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