Report: Arsenal and Spurs-linked striker Carlos Bacca agrees to Serie A switch

Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a fresh report from the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Sevilla star Carlos Bacca has agreed to a proposal from Serie A giants AS Roma.

The Colombia international’s future has been the subject of much speculation this summer following a superb goal-scoring campaign with Sevilla, netting 20 La Liga strikes in just 31 starts.

As per a report in the Daily Star, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interesting in bringing him to the Premier League and aren’t put off by his £21.45 million release clause.

The North London duo arguably need new striker signings this season as doubts remain as to whether they can sufficiently replace Olivier Giroud or Harry Kane respectively should injuries and suspensions occur.

However, Bacca’s status as one of Europe’s leading strikers means competition for his signature will be tough and in the Italian press they claim he already has his heart set on a move to Roma.

“Despite Sevilla’s recent denials, Bacca has said yes to a proposal from Roma worth £2.145m [per year] plus bonuses for a multi-year contract. Roma await the end of the Copa America and the return of the striker,” the report in Rome-based paper Il Messaggero claims.

Should Arsenal make a late move?

After seemingly missing out on a potential deal for Jackson Martinez, Arsenal could be about to see another excellent player linked with the Emirates head elsewhere.

Bacca proved himself over the past 12 months to be among the world’s elite centre-forwards, with two goals in the Europa League final helping Sevilla achieve a second successive European title.

He has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League, and with a buy-out clause of £21.45 million he represents very good value for money for such a top striker.

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