Every transfer season, be it summer or winter, there remains a constant rumuor. And that rumour is that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to signing a striker. Every year without a doubt, every striker on the planet is linked with the club. And if reports are to be believed, they sign every other striker while most of them would have agreed terms. What happens to most of them is a mystery because none of them ever sign for the club in reality.
Irrespective of the lethargy, every transfer window keeps Wenger busy linking him with every striker. No wonder then that Carlos Bacca is repeatedly linked with the Gunners this season. The Colombian striker had a stellar season with Sevilla leading them to Europa League success and thus a Champions League place. In fact, he was very successful for the past couple of seasons at Sevilla.
This meant that he was linked to every club in the continent, Arsenal being no exception. No one knows if the club or Wenger is really interested but every day we keep hearing that Bacca is of interest to Arsenal. And his agent Sergio Barila stoked fire to the claims by professing that ‘many premier league teams’ are interested in his client.
That may have sparked some interest in the fans and Bacca must have trended in all Arsenal fora. Now, all those rumors can be put to rest because his agent came out in the open and spelled beans on the transfer to AC Milan. Barila has told Milan News that his client Bacca has chosen to reach an agreement with Milan.
The finer details are yet to be out but this should cut out the stories linking Bacca with other clubs. Will he be missed by Arsenal? And more importantly, is he the striker that would have pushed the club up the ladder? Honestly, there’s no straight answer to that. Bacca could have been a revelation in Spain but that is guarantee to success in England (think Falcao and you will have an answer)
There’s also no answer to the club’s interest in him. True that Bacca earned a name at Sevilla and that Wenger is on the lookout for a striker (or is he?). Will that have earned an audition at Arsenal?
Whatever it is, we may never get to know the real story. Now that Bacca is going to Milan, that’s one story that can be put to rest. However, there is a foot note to the story. Milan missed out on Jackson Martinez after announcing that he has agreed terms. If Bacca goes the same way, will you want him to miss Milan for Arsenal?