Atletico striker linked

4 Aug

Swansea City are reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid star Borja Baston as they look to wrap up a double striker swoop.

Swansea: Atletico striker linkedSwansea: Atletico striker linked

The Swans are already closing in on a move for Sevilla forward Fernando Llorente after agreeing terms with the player, but Francesco Guidolin needs two striker.

Eder and Bafetimbi Gomis have exited the Liberty Stadium this summer and the Italian boss would also like to get Baston on board, reports have claimed.

The 23-year-old hitman finished last season’s La Liga campaign with 18 goals but has been told by Atletico that he is surplus to requirements.

Baston is now on the hunt for a new club and the former Spain Under-19 striker has attracted interest from the Premier League.

Mundo Deportivo claim Swansea and Premier League rivals West Brom are considering Baston and could make formal offers in the coming days.

The 6ft 3in forward possesses the physical attributes to be a hit in England and could be more suited to the Premier League than La Liga.

However, Atletico Madrid are reportedly keen to insert a buy-back clause in any deal to sell Baston, which could prove a stumbling block for interested parties.


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