Carlos Bacca joins Villarreal from AC Milan

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The Liga side will reportedly pay a €2.5 million fee for the loan, with a further €15.5m required should they choose to make the move permanent

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 La Liga, where he previously starred with Sevilla, on Wednesday.

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As part of the loan deal Villarreal will reportedly pay Milan €2.5 million, 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.

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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.

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 a season that will conclude with the World Cup in Russia.

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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 league goals and winning the Europa League in both seasons.

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