Carlos Bacca joins Villarreal from AC Milan
After falling down the pecking order at AC Milan, Carlos Bacca is back in LaLiga with Villarreal.
Carlos Bacca has joined Villarreal from AC Milan on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy.
The 30-year-old completed his move back to LaLiga, where he previously starred with Sevilla, on Wednesday.
As part of the loan deal Villarreal will reportedly pay Milan €2.5million, with the purchase option a further €15.5m.
The forward will be presented to fans and the media by Villarreal on Thursday and has been given the number nine shirt at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Bacca was linked with a return to Sevilla, as well as Marseille and Monaco during a transfer window that saw Milan spend big on a host of additions, including Porto striker Andre Silva, whose arrival pushed Bacca down the San Siro pecking order.
Milan are also expected to sign Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina and have seen youngster Patrick Cutrone emerge, leaving the Colombia international seeking a move to ensure regular football in season that will conclude with the World Cup in Russia.
Bacca spent two years at Milan after joining for a reported €30m from Sevilla. He scored 31 Serie A goals over his two seasons at the club and turned down a lucrative move to China in February, insisting he had chosen his happiness over money.
Previously, he spent two campaigns with Sevilla, scoring a total of 34 LaLiga goals and winning the Europa League in both seasons.