Manchester United add Carlos Bacca to transfer list

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Manchester United are set to make a £22 million bid for Sevilla's Europa League final hero Carlos Bacca, reports The Sunday Mail.

The Colombian's brace against Dnipro helped the Spanish side to 3-2 victory and win a record breaking fourth Europa League trophy.

Bacca, 28, is being tracked by fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool, with Italian sides Roma and AC Milan also interested in a potential move.

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The striker has scored goals wherever he has played, netting 34 goals in 71 appearances for Sevilla and holding a career average of a goal every other game.

This consistency will prove appealing to Louis van Gaal, who has found his Manchester United side lacking a prolific goal scorer this season.

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Poor form

Wayne Rooney was the side’s top marksman with 14 goals, as their strikers pitched in just 26 league goals combined.

Compare this to Chelsea, who scored 34 goals from just Eden Hazard and Diego Costa alone in the league, and it becomes evident why United didn’t challenge for the title.

The difference

Manchester City and Chelsea’s recent Premier League success show the importance of a prolific striker with this year’s top scorer Sergio Aguero and Costa being the driving forces behind their teams.

Harry Kane too illustrates this, as despite a poor season overall, his goals made sure Spurs finished fifth in the Premier League.

So with Radamel Falcao not being signed permanently by United and Robin van Persie reportedly heading out of Old Trafford this summer, Van Gaal has the chance to clear out his attacking options and replace them with consistent goal scorers like Bacca.

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