Official: Bacca and Lapadula leave Milan and join Villarreal and Genoa respectively on a permanent basis

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Carlos Bacca celebrating during Villarreal-Slavia Prague at Estadio de la Cerámica on October 19, 2017. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Carlos Bacca celebrating during Villarreal-Slavia Prague at Estadio de la Cerámica on October 19, 2017. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Carlos Bacca and Gianluca Lapadula have left the club permanently, as they were used in the deals involving Samu Castillejo and Diego Laxalt.

Today is the last day of the transfer market and the Rossoneri are wrapping up all their business for the summer.

Today, the club announced the arrivals of Laxalt and Castillejo, who will be the last signings of this mercato, and also announced the departures of Gianluca Lapadula and Carlos Bacca.

“The club announces the agreement for Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada and Gianluca Lapadula to join Villarreal CF and Genoa CFC respectively, both on a permanent basis. Milan wishes both players the best of luck in their future sporting endeavors, and thanks them for their professionalism and commitment to the Club,” a statement on the website of the Diavolo reads on Friday.

Bacca joined Milan in the summer of 2015 from Sevilla but after two seasons in red and black, in which he scored 34 goals in all competitions, he decided to leave the club and join Villarreal on loan. The player had returned to Milanello this summer but was used in the deal to bring the 23-year-old winger Samu Castillejo to the club. He returns to La Liga, where he scored 15 goals last term.

Gianluca Lapadula celebrating during Genoa-Cagliari at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 3, 2018. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
Gianluca Lapadula celebrating during Genoa-Cagliari at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 3, 2018. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

Lapadula arrived to the Rossoneri in the summer of 2016 from Pescara and after one season and 8 goals, he was sent to Genoa on loan with obligation to buy. Instead of paying the Lapadula fee in June 2019, Milan and the Grifone agreed on a deal involving Lapadula + cash for Diego Laxalt.

Milan are going into the season with two main strikers: Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone, but also have Fabio Borini and youngster Frank Tsadjout who can play in that role if needed.

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The mercato isn’t over till it’s over

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No Sms, No Martial, No Depay, No Rabiot, No Promes!! And In The End, We Only Realised It Was Nothing But A Bogus Dream!

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The current Mercato had to be conducted with FFP in mind, it would be useless doing well in the league and later getting banned from the champions league. Our spending some were restricted and we did well with what we had.