Date: 11th August 2016 at 11:53am
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Swansea City have confirmed the capture of Spanish striker Borja Baston for a club-record fee of £15.5m.

The Premier League side, who kick-off their 2016/17 English top-flight campaign against newly promoted Burnley on Saturday, have lured the Atletico Madrid forward to the Liberty Stadium after he penned a four-year deal with Francesco Guidolin’s men.

The 23-year-old, who is a former Spain Under-19 international, scored an impressive 19 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions whilst on loan at fellow La Liga outfit Eibar last season.

Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Swans boss Guidolin – Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Borja, who will wear the number ten shirt at the Welsh side, underwent a successful medical on Thursday morning ahead of his record switch.

The Spaniard’s transfer fee surpasses the amount Swansea stumped up for Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony (£12m) back in July 2013 from Vitesse Arnhem.

Borja is available to make his debut this weekend at Turf Moor in Swansea’s Premier League opener.

The ex-Atletico star, who also enjoyed successful loan spells at Murcia, Huesca, Deportivo La Coruna and Real Zaragoza, joins fellow Spaniard Fernando Llorente at the Liberty Stadium this summer.

 
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