It would be a dream to play for Barcelona, admits Bacca

The Colombian striker says he has always admired the styles of both the Blaugrana and Real Madrid and has set his sights on winning a World Cup spot
Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca says it would be "a dream" to play for Barcelona in the future.

The Colombian, who joined from Club Brugge last summer, has scored 14 goals in 29 La Liga appearances - including both in the 2-1 win over Real Madrid - as the Andalusian outfit have sustained a challenge for the Champions League places.

With Barca believed to be scouring the market for a new centre-forward in the summer, Bacca has revealed his admiration for the Liga champions' style of play - although he feels he could be better suited to Madrid's system.

"As a kid I dreamed of becoming a professional so I could face the best teams in the world. On Wednesday I had a new chance to face a great team like Madrid," he told La Xarxa.

"I've always liked Madrid as much as Barca, but I've always had an affinity for the game that Barca play, although I like that Madrid always play with a fixed No.9 or two central strikers.

"It would be a dream to be at a club as big as Barca, but one always has to live in reality. I'm with Sevilla, where I'm very happy and have a contract. What happens next is whatever God wills."

Bacca is expecting Barca, Madrid and Atletico Madrid to mount a serious challenge for the Champions League in what he believes will be a fiercely-contested quarter-final stage.

"The favourites are Bayern, they are very strong and have a great coach in Guardiola. But Barca are still Barca, Madrid are still Madrid, Atletico are playing well..." he said.

"Chelsea are getting stronger and stronger with [Jose] Mourinho, Paris Saint-Germain have reached the round with great players. It will be a very tight Champions League."

With star striker Radamel Falcao sidelined with a knee injury, there have been calls for Bacca to be handed a place in the Colombia squad for the World Cup this summer, and the 27-year-old admits he will give his all to earn a spot in Jose Pekerman's plans.

"Competition for the squad is very tough, but it would be a dream to go to the World Cup. At the moment I'm focused on Sevilla, but without losing the view of the World Cup, because it would be great to go."