Arsenal Set To Bid For €16m Colombian Striker

By on August 31, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal are set to bid for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca.

Arsenal are set to table a formal offer for €16m-rated Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca as Arsene Wenger desperately tries to bring in a striker over the next 24 hours, according to reports.

The Arsenal fans made their feelings perfectly clear at the final whistle following our 1-1 draw at Leicester, signing ‘sign a f*cking striker‘ in the direction of boss Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman hinted in his post-match press conference that he’s on the look-out for another front-man after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for four months with a broken tibia, and it looks like his search has taken him to La Liga.

Goal are reporting that Arsenal are set to make a formal offer for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca as the club look to seal a deadline day deal for the Colombian international.

The 27-year-old’s buy-out clause is set at €35 million [£27.6m] by the report suggests that Sevilla are willing to do business at nearer €16m [£12.5m], which would give the La Liga club a sizeable profit on the €7m [£5.5m] they spent on the striker last summer.

Bacca enjoyed an excellent debut season at the club, scoring 21 times in all competitions having netted 28 goals in 45 appearances for Club Brugge in the two seasons before his move to Spain.

The South American was on target for Sevilla during a 2-1 win over Espanyol on Saturday night, and it could turn out to be his last goal for the club if we manage to get a deal done before tomorrow nights deadline.

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I think it was obvious today that we need another option up front and Bacca would be an interesting addition. We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming hours but it’s certainly gearing up to be a hectic deadline day in north London.

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11 Comments

  1. Andreas

    August 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Arsenal has not the quality to compete with the other top teams. And besides that it has no striker it has weaknesses in defense and in the center line.As far as Wenger is concerned, he does not know what he is doing anymore and i do not understand why fans do not react.

  2. Arsenal passion12

    August 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Sanogo is awful! No skill, weak, uncoordinated, out of position, very poor finishing, an awful player. Would not have made the Leicester bench. Campbell has proven himself in Greece, in PL, and CL. What is Wenger thinking? Loan Sanogo out if another team will take him. I doubt any team would want him. He has never proven himself in a top league and we do not have luxury to wait for him to improve.

  3. Alex

    August 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I wish I had powers to make a change at Arsenal. For sure Wenger favours his Frenchmen instead of giving a chance to other people, Wenger you may not want to hear this but Podolosk is far better than your Frenchmen.

  4. Andrew

    August 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    SA-NO-GOAL..from his name u knw he is not capable dnt knw why he blivs in him..I think he is being tribalistic..because he is french..sold Vermalen without replacement…dnt think he needs a trophy..he wants to maintain his 4th position but I bet u.,its not gonna happen this time unless he signs a striker,DM and CB

  5. col

    August 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    JACKSON MARTINEZ
    JACKSON MARTINEZ
    JACKSON MARTINEZ
    JACKSON MARTINEZ
    JACKSON MARTINEZ
    COME ON WENGER, 1 DAY LEFT, HE IS A TRUE OUT AND OUT GOALSCORER, JUST WHAT WE HAVE NEEDED SINCE HENRY, 30M FOR SOMEONE IN HIS MID 20’S (IN HIS PRIME)- DO IT!!!!!!!!

  6. gooner4life

    August 31, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Typical we have let another player slip through our fingers Remy has signed for chelsea.He probably signed for them when we did not make any move for him earlier after he was seen in the emirates it all seemed to be done and dusted.Now with time running out will we have time to sign anyone,after to-days performance it’s obvious we are not good enough to compete. How many chances did we miss,how many times were we torn apart by leicester?If we had been playing atop four team we would have been destroyed I am really fearful how this season will turn out.

  7. Wilfred

    September 1, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Don’t be surprised if the fm were to leave,the next manager
    will play simple,basic soccer with scoring asap.
    Wenger wants pure soccer.
    His style is I attack,you attack. The problem is teams aint obligted to him. They will try to stifle the gunners like Leicester did and hit on the break and score.
    Why can’t the gunners do likewise?Wenger wants patient buildup and doesn’t believe in the long ball and crosses till it’s too ate.
    He is a danger to Arsenal.

  8. kelecat

    September 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Wng wake up like other ur poor dicision is killing the club

  9. Gunner

    September 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Bring someone who can really play with Ozil and Cazorla,there are good passes from both,but nobody used chance to make it.Should bring Campell Instead of Sanogo.

  10. richard in spain

    September 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    He missed Remy and god knows how many more,rumours rumours but no one arrives,get a bit pissed off and he wonders why

  11. Olayinka

    September 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Wenga is idiots man nt wen fans sing nd blast on him.. He new he need striker. Wen there is absolutely nt any reasonable striker in d market… Arsenal should look 4 new manager instead of these old experience man.

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