According to Italian newspaper Leggo, Milan will consider putting Carlos Bacca on the transfer list in January.
Despite being Milan’s top goal scorer last season, Bacca seems to have lost his ‘irreplaceable’ status, for a series of reasons.
Firstly, as Leggo underlines, the delay of Milan’s deal with the Chinese group will probably result in a lack of funds during the winter transfer market. Bacca, one of the most expensive players in the team, could be sacrificed in order to create a budget. Many teams, including the likes of Sevilla and PSG, have previously come forth with offers for the Colombian striker. Milan is likely to prefer selling 30-year-old Bacca as opposed to one of their young talents.
Another reason for which Bacca is not deemed as untouchable anymore is the rise of Gianluca Lapadula. The ex Pescara man replaced the injured Bacca against Empoli, scoring a brace and showing great personality. Moreover, Bacca’s recent goal drought (none in his past six games) has contributed to Lapadula getting more game time. Overall, it seems that Milan might have found a valid alternative to the Colombian. Competition between the two will certainly spark up when Bacca returns from injury.