Bacca almost joined Real Madrid

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has revealed that striker Carlos Bacca came close to joining Real Madrid last summer.

Galliani claims Bacca would have joined the Spanish side instead of the Rossoneri had Carlo Ancelotti not left the club.

“I had been following him for the past two years,” said Galliani. “I liked the look of him and I also like his former coach, [Unai] Emery, who I feel is a top coach.

“But he [told me Bacca] won’t be coming to Milan though. Bacca is a fantastic player.

“Even Ancelotti spoke to me about him. Had Ancelotti stayed at Real Madrid, Bacca would have probably moved there.”