Deadline day finally arrives. And if the rumours are true then Arsenal are definitely trying to sign another striker to cover for Olivier Giroud while he is out injured. All Arsenal fans are hoping that the top Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao is our main target, but with a price of £55m and Real Madrid and Man City’s millions to compete with I doubt very much that he will be the one.
Much more likely is Falcao’s compatriot Carlos Bacca, who is currently playing for Sevilla and was at the World Cup with Falcao. Bacca has only been at Sevilla for one year and he notched up a respectable 21 goals and helped his club to win the Europa League trophy. Interestingly he was also voted by Marca as the best signing of the season.
Sevilla only paid €7 million to Club Bruge last year, but inserted a €30 million buy-out release clause in his contract, but they will surely reduce the price to still make a great profit after just 12 months, and according to the Metro, Arsenal are trying to get him for just half of that figure.
If Bacca is Arsenal’s main target, surely Wenger will increase that bid as the day progresses, and I personally think he is worth a punt for the Gunners.