Why AC Milan favourite Carlos Bacca would be the perfect addition for West Ham

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West Ham United are in the market for a new striker.

West Ham United are seemingly keen on signing a new striker this summer as they look to challenge for the top four next season, and one player who could do the job is AC Milan favourite Carlos Bacca.

The Hammers had a terrific campaign in Slaven Bilic’s debut season in charge, finishing seventh in the Premier League and putting themselves in contention for Europa League qualification.

Bilic’s men will see this past season as a stepping stone to future success, and their impending move into the Olympic Stadium should mark the beginning of an extremely exciting era at the club.

Extra finances will be made for squad improvement, and the West Ham owners have already strongly hinted that a big-money striker addition is their primary target this summer.

A recent report by Sky Sports says the Hammers have already been knocked back with a £31 million offer for Alexandre Lacazette, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas keen to keep hold of the club’s prized asset.

Lacazette is no doubt a quality striker and one for the future, but Bacca is a renowned quality for now.

The Colombia international helped Sevilla win successive Europa League titles with 34 goals in 72 matches, before moving to Milan last summer and firing in 18 league goals in 38 games.

Bacca may be 29, yet he still has at least another three years at the top of his game and his style of play is suited for the Premier League, possessing pace and power in abundance.

Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb suggests Milan would consider a £23 million bid for him, while talks of a switch to either China or the Premier League has already been mooted for the striker.

West Ham need a new forward to give them a lift ahead of their Olympic Stadium move, and who better than Bacca who has proven in both Italy and Spain how lethal he can be in-front of goal.

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