Swans' Spanish strikers have "skills to deliver"
12th August 2016
Swansea City's latest signings have the perfect qualities for the Premier League, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
The Swans have recruited two new strikers, with Borja Baston following Fernando Llorente to the Liberty.
Llorente, who has won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain, moved to the Swans from Sevilla last week while Borja completed a £15.5million club-record move from Atletico Madrid on Thursday after penning a four-year deal at the Liberty.
Respected journalist Hunter, who has been writing about Spanish football for the past 14 years, feels the new Swans recruits have the right attributes to become big successes in English football's top flight.
"Llorente's career has sampled a range of football cultures. He's been determined to test himself after leaving Athletic Bilbao and has taken on a number of different roles," Hunter told BBC Radio Wales.
"He has been part of the Spain World Cup winning squad in 2010 with one of his key roles coming on against Portugal to turn the game in Spain's favour in the last 16.
"Under Marcelo Bielsa Bilbao tore Manchester United apart in the Europa League, got to the final but did not have enough in them to beat Athletic Madrid.
"He is a player who consistently tormented Real Madrid when playing for Athletic Bilbao. He went to Juventus, won a title in Serie A and playing in a Champions League final.
"He is serious about his football and his career.
"He has made European finals with Athletic Bilbao, Juventus and Sevilla, so he is a player of class.
"Guildolin will need to dig out more clinical finishing, a harder work ethic but he has the skills to deliver.
He added: "Borja Baston is a different type of player, he has pace in attack, can turn a defender and has shown immense leadership whilst on loan at Eibar.
"They are by far the smallest team in La Liga, but he has the quality to lead the line up front, score 18 goals and help keep the side in the top flight.
"He will fit the template of the Premier League because he is mobile, aggressive, talented and quick on the trigger.
"Fans will get their value for money with him, he knows where the target is.
"Baston has a very similar character to Michu, but both are still very different players on the pitch.
"Baston will be hardnosed player who won't be thrown by live in Wales.
"Both players will come with a point to prove and are hungry to achieve in Premier League football.
"Swansea have two natural born competitors with points to prove in front of goal."
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