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 AC Milan Striker Carlos Bacca 'Thanks God' He Didn’t Sign For West Ham

AC Milan Striker Carlos Bacca 'Thanks God' He Didn’t Sign For West Ham

The Hammers were keen on signing the Colombian in the summer...



West Ham's season just continues to go from bad to worse, after Carlos Bacca decided to stick the boot into the Hammers while they're down.

Slaven Bilic's men have managed just two wins in their opening eight Premier League fixtures, and find themselves in 15th position and just five points off the bottom of the table following a pretty wretched run.

In the summer, it was well documented that Bilic was desperate to sign a big-name, big-money striker and Bacca was top of the list.

However, after months of protracted negotiations, the Colombian striker eventually knocked back the advances from east London, deciding to stay at the San Siro, where he has six goals in eight appearances this season.

In the end, West Ham ended up signing Italian international Simone Zaza, who is yet to score for the club, and speaking to Corriere della Sera, via Joe, Bacca seemed relieved as he said:

"I made the best decision [in choosing to remain with Milan], thank God.

"Here I have an important role, I always felt a leader, a mature player because I tried different leagues."

Earlier this month, West Ham's co-owner David Gold jokingly said the only way they could have signed Bacca was to kidnap him - and by the sounds of things he was right.

How do you think Bacca would've fare in the Premier League?

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Topics: Colombia, Football, AC Milan, West Ham