Swansea seal record Borja deal

Swansea City have completed the signing of former Eibar striker Borja Baston from Atletico Madrid for a club-record €18m.

Borja has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with Swansea after passing a medical on Thursday and becomes the Premier League side’s most expensive-ever purchase, eclipising the €14m they spent on Wilfried Bony in 2013.

“There is pressure, but it is good pressure,” the 23-year-old told the club’s official website.

“I want to repay the transfer fee paid for me with good performances and results.

“It’s difficult to set a target of goals, but my mantra is take it goal by goal. Hopefully I can score a lot of goals.

“It is the most important decision of my career. I want to settle and spend several years here.

“I am very happy to be here. I am eager to contribute to the success of the team.”

Borja scored goals in each of his loan spells at Murcia, Huesca, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza but came to prominence last season as he netted 18 times for Eibar in La Liga.

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