AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca most probably would have signed for Real Madrid last summer had Carlo Ancelotti remained in charge, according to the Italian club’s chief executive.
Bacca signed for the San Siro outfit in the summer from Sevilla and has gone on to establish himself as an important first team player for the Seria A side, firing in 13 goals in 25 appearances this season. His latest effort was in the 2-1 win over Genoa at the the weekend.
But it could have all been so different had Ancelotti remained in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu, according to Adriano Galliani.
Speaking to reporters at the weekend, he said: “Antonelli was fantastic while Bacca has a real eye for goal. I had been following him in the past two years. I liked the look of him and I also like his former coach, 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.”
Ancelotti was fired just 12 months after winning the Champions League with Los Blancos and replaced wit Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard left his role after just seven months with Zinedine Zidane taking charge last month.