Espanyol fancy Bruges hitman

Espanyol are hot on the trail of Colombian striker Carlos Bacca according to Tutto Mercato.

The Catalans have made a disastrous start to the season and boss Mauricio Pochettino is already looking to strengthen his attacking options in the winter transfer market.

Consequently, he has been checking out Bacca [pictured, left], who signed for the Belgian outfit for €12.5m  just last January but has already responded with nine goals from 16 appearances in the Jupiter Pro League.

Bacca has a contract with Bruges until June 2015 and it is understood he could now command a fee in excess of €4m,  although this may rise if he is included in Jose Pekerman’s Colombia squad for the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

The 26-year-old has so far appeared just once for his country and is believed to look favourably on a move to La Liga, although he has recently insisted he feels at home in Bruges. 

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