DEAL AGREED! Swansea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for record fee

first_img1 Borja Baston scored 18 goals on loan at Eibar last season Swansea have agreed a club-record fee to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston.The 23-year-old is believed to be due in south Wales for his medical this week as the Premier League club act fast to replace Andre Ayew, who moved to West Ham for £20million on Monday.Baston scored 18 LaLiga goals on loan at Eibar last season, and will reportedly join the Jacks for around £15million.The former Spain Under-19 international came through the ranks at the Vicente Calderon but has blossomed out on loan in recent seasons – netting 18 goals for Eibar and 23 goals for Real Zaragoza in the previous season.Baston actually began his time at Atletico as a goalkeeper but was eventually turned into a striker.He suffered a serious knee injury on his one and only league outing for Atletico and on his recovery he began to find himself moving away on loan.Spells at lower-league sides Murcia and Huesca were followed by successful loan moves to Deportivo La Coruna and Zaragoza before his year-long stint at Eibar.His goalscoring exploits helped the side finished 14th, having flirted with relegation straight back to the Segunda Division the previous season.Now he looks set to become Swansea’s new record signing, eclipsing the £13.5m it took to sign Wilfried Bony from Vitesse in 2013.last_img

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