Carlos Bacca is on the way to Milan as an agreement with the player and with Sevilla has been reached on Saturday.
Last week Milan found out that they are not going to sign Jackson Martinez (he today confirmed that he will join Atletico Madrid instead) and the Rossoneri quickly identified a replacement and now appear to be close to signing Carlos Bacca.
Before the agreement with Sevilla had been reached the player, who scored 28 goals last season in all competitions, agreed personal terms with the seven times Champions League winners – exactly one week after Black Saturday which saw Milan losing 2 targets.
“I can confirm that Milan and the player reached an agreement,” Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila told Milannews.it. “Carlos chose what is best for his future, so it’s only natural he is happy. How long is the deal for? You’d best ask the Rossoneri that.” Sky states that it’s a five-year deal for the 28-year-old.
“Milan has a great tradition, a great history. It’s a club that has a great sporting project. There is an agreement between us and the club,” Bacca’s agent later said to Gianlucadimarzio.com.
The salary of Bacca is said to have been agreed at €2.5-3 million (for reference, Giampaolo Pazzini & Ale Matri make €2.5 million). An agreement with Sevilla has also been reached and according to Sky Italia, Milan have agreed to pay the 30 million exit clause. Milannews.it reports that Milan also found an agreement with Sevilla over the payment and instead of paying the whole sum within 60 days (as stated in FIFA’s regulation when clubs pay the clause), they’ll spread the cost over installments.
It was thought that Adil Rami would be involved in the deal but it is not the case. After the disappointment from the Martinez and Kondogbia deals, Milan are ready to welcome Bacca).