AC Milan says goodbye to Bacca for another season

Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, one of the goal scorers of the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons with AC Milan, will not return to the Italian League

AC Milan says goodbye to Bacca for another season

The present of AC Milan is not the most hopeful. In this season they will have three competitions that point to a wide template to optimize the performance of the team. However, the Rossoneri club preferred to return to the center forward Carlos Bacca Villarreal, after using him throughout the preseason.

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It seemed a fact that Bacca would return to Italy in the hands of the rossoneri team, because at the end of the 2017/18 season he left Villarreal to arrive at AC Milan. However, everything was disbanded on August 16 when it was confirmed that the Colombian would continue with the Yellow Submarine. "Villarreal reached an agreement with Milan, owners of the Colombian's sports rights to give the player and stay with the Spanish Samu Castillejo," explains AS. But, did Bacca had no place in Milan?

Milan: Many tournaments, short template

Milan will have a hectic season in search of regaining its sporting glory. To achieve this goal, it will deploy all its competitive level in the Serie A of Italy, the Italian Cup and the UEFA European League. Therefore, it must has a considerable number of players to cover this requirement. However, the latest moves in the transfer market have been sales, especially in the attack sector.

According to Transfermarkt, a portal specialized in signings, Milan has sold strikers like Nikola Kalinić to Atlético de Madrid and M'Baye Niang to Torino, in addition it has lent forward André Silva to Sevilla and is about to sell attacker Gianmarco Zigoni. In this way, Milan has been left with only two strikers center: Patrick Cutrone and Gonzalo Higuain, which indicates that Bacca could has been a great reinforcement in a position where Milan does not have many variants.

Bacca: reference in dark times

It is no secret to anyone that AC Milan's glory years are a thing of the past, since it has a lot of seasons without achieving important successes. However, Bacca was one of those players who managed to compensate the Rossoneri when things worse went. "Once again, Bacca was in charge of resolving the situation for the team led by Vincenzo Montella," the media Marca said in September 2016, while Mundo Deportivo said in October of the same year: "And it can not be missing among the Italian club's franchise players. Colombian striker Carlos Bacca. "

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Undeniably Bacca was a determining player in the two seasons he played for Milan. In the 2015/16 season he was Milan's top scorer and the third top scorer in Serie A with 18 goals. In the 2016/17 season he became the top scorer of the Rossoneri in Serie A with the mark of 13 goals.

Thus, Bacca proved to have the skills to succeed in the worst era of Milan's history. "The years at Milan have been satisfactory for me on a personal level, achieving the goals I had set for myself. It could be done better, of course, but the help of the leaders was needed. I was in the worst Milan in history, "Bacca said in October 2017 in an interview with W Radio Colombia.

He is backed by Gattuso and another club legend

Before the possible return of Bacca to Milan, the current technical director of the Rossoneri, Gennaro Gattuso, opened the doors to the Colombian. "I hope that Bacca arrives with the desire to stay, fight and earn a place in the team. Your pass has a price and it will stay in the club if an offer for that value does not arrive. I'll take it into consideration if you train well, if you have a correct attitude," Gattuso told at a conference.

On the other hand, one of the greatest players in the history of Milan, the legendary Demetrio Albertini, saw positive the possible return of Bacca to Milan, according to the newspaper AS. "Bacca is a goal scorer. I think it has a quality similar to that of Filippo Inzaghi. He is a player who scores and I think he needs a team behind him very offensive, to put him in better conditions to score. I like him, he's a good player. Italy is different from Spain, but I think it can succeed in Milan," he said.

Bacca had the necessary conditions to return to Milan and make an interesting attacker along with Higuain and Cutrone. However, no reasoning served for the Colombian to arrive for the second time to the Italian team, and for that reason he will continue scoring goals in the Spanish league with the shirt of Villarreal.

LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana

Translated from "¿Una gran pérdida? El AC Milan ha decidido regresar a Bacca al Villarreal"

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