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Carlos Bacca’s agent flirts with Roma

by Sam Peoples

The agent of rumoured Manchester United target Carlos Bacca has spoken out over the rumours surrounding his client by admitting that a move to Roma could interest him.

The 28-year-old Sevilla forward is in demand after helping the Spanish side win the Europa League last season.

Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to have their sights set on landing Bacca but his agent, Sergio Barila, admitted the player favours a move to Italy for personal reasons.

Speaking about Bacca’s situation, Barila said: “Carlos is deeply religious and, in Rome, there is the pope – and apart from that we are talking about one of the best clubs [Roma].

Carlos Bacca

“If Bacca were to leave Sevilla, it will not be for the money but a chance to play in the Champions League. We’ve already said no to lucrative offers out of China and the United Arab Emirates.

“Bacca is now totally focused on doing well with Colombia at the Copa America and is fine with, and grateful to, Sevilla, who helped him to be recognised at the international level.

“However, the market is unpredictable. We’ll have a meeting with Sevilla after the tournament and look at what’s on the table.”

For United, it would be hard to justify a move for Bacca if they want to build for the long-term. Louis van Gaal is also said to be keen on the likes of Harry Kane and he would be a much more sensible option given that his best years are ahead of him.

Anyway, the last time United signed a Colombian who had previously been scoring for fun in La Liga, it didn’t end very well!

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