Carlos Bacca has insisted that his future ‘depends on God’ amid speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer.
The 29-year-old scored two goals in Wednesday’s Europa League final as Sevilla went on to lift the trophy and qualify for next year’s UEFA Champions League.
Bacca was linked with United before his superb performance in the Europa League final and speaking after the victory, he his love for Europe’s biggest club competition and desire to to play in the Champions League.
“I want to make my Champions League debut,” he said.
“It’s a dream that I have had since I was a child and I dreamt of being a footballer. I always watched the competition on TV and I want to play it, now I have a chance to do it.”
After scoring 20 goals in La Liga this season, Bacca admitted he is still unsure over his future at the club.
He added:”I don’t know what will happen this summer. Right now I want to enjoy this moment because I don’t know if we can repeat it.”
The Colombian also gave a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque response to questions about his future, stating: “My future depends of God [sic]”
With Louis van Gaal reportedly in the market for a new centre forward after the departure of Radamel Falcao, time will tell if the Dutchman feels that Bacca is the man to help Man United make a title charge next season.
However, at 29 years of age and with no prior experience in the Premier League, Bacca may not be an ideal candidate to lead the line for United next year. Despite an impressive season in La Liga, Bacca’s age could hinder his chances of moving to United this summer.
After the failure of Falcao this past year, another Colombian who has scored a brace in a Europa League final, United fans may be apprehensive about a repeat performance from Bacca.
With othLouis Van Gaalrikers available on the market, such as Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, Louis Van Gaal should probably steer clear of signing Bacca and turn his attentions elsewhere.