AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca is making no secret of the fact that he hopes to reunite with Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.
The pair worked together at Sevilla in Spain, where Bacca was the club’s leading scorer during his two years at the club, prior to moving to AC Milan in 2015.
Bacca has netted three goals in three games for Milan this season. However, he has revealed that he nearly moved to PSG in the off-season, and has admits his still fancies a reunion with Emery.
“The reality is that they were in contact with my agent, but they didn’t have a vacancy for a non-European player,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.
The sale of David Luiz to Chelsea on deadline day, however, means that the situation has changed in that PSG now have a place open for another non-European player.
“Emery is the best coach I’ve ever had,” Bacca continued. “He is the coach that brought out the best in me and the one that has given me the most confidence.
“He is one of the best coaches in the world and I would like to work with him again,” said the 30-year-old striker.
The Colombian had been linked with a move to West Ham in the recently concluded transfer window, but says that he was not ready to relocate to England.
“I thought about West Ham a lot, I thought about my family and how they would adapt [to England],” he said. “The deal did not materialise.”