Swansea City clinch club-record signing of Borja Baston
11th August 2016
Swansea City have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for a club-record fee of £15.5million, subject to international clearance.
The 23-year-old, who will wear squad number ten, has penned a four-year deal after undergoing a successful medical today.
His fee eclipses that of the £12m spent on acquiring Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2013.
Borja, as he is known, arrives at the Liberty just five days after fellow countryman and World Cup winner Fernando Llorente joined the Swans from Sevilla.
The 6ft 1in striker, who came through the academy at Atletico Madrid, scored 18 goals while on loan at Eibar last season as he helped them finish 14th in the Spanish top flight.
Borja came through the Madrid academy, and scored 16 goals for the club's second team while his sole senior team appearance came in 2010.
Along with his temporary stint at Eibar, he has also spent very successful loan spells with Murcia, Huesca, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza.
Borja, who has been capped for Spain at Under-16, U17 and U19 level, could be available for the Swans' opening Premier League fixture at Burnley on Saturday.
Full reaction to follow.
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