Plenty of eyebrows were raised when we brought in Spanish striker Borja Baston last January as a free agent following the expiry of his contract with Swansea City, but most rightly thought he was simply an additional body through the door (with some Premier League experience to boot).
His time at the club has certainly proven that as we’ve only seen the 27-year-old in two brief substitute showings so far in the 2019/20 campaign – Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton – where he’s racked up a total of 16 minutes on the pitch.
Worth The Gamble
We all knew it was only really going to be a short term deal and I think most expected he would be moving on again at the end of the campaign unless he had a miraculous impact for us, so there certainly shouldn’t be any surprise to rumours that he’s long been in talks with La Liga clubs over a return home.
Real Zaragoza are in negotiations to sign Borja Bastón on a free transfer. The deal will go through if Zaragoza are promoted back to La Liga. [as] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) April 27, 2020
Outlet AS have claimed that good talks are being held with Real Zaragoza in particular over a switch at the end of the current campaign, but their interest seems to hinge on whether or not they ultimately gain promotion into the Spanish top flight – they sit in second place in the Segunda Liga with football now paused.
His arrival at B6 was small risk and almost a no brainer given our attacking options at the time, but with a short term deal signed and his game time, I can more than see a pre-contract being agreed once football actually knows what it’s doing in the future as he did have a successful loan spell with them earlier in his career.
This guy is just the answer to a future quiz question no one will get😂😭
— Archie Reid (@ArchieReid7) April 27, 2020
Totally forgot we signed him as our annual random signing from Swansea.
— K4 Villan (@jguest86) April 27, 2020
I’ll always cherish the time when he came on as a late sub and played a vital role in us losing to Spurs in the last minute ☺️
— Phil Tait (@philtait1on1) April 27, 2020
his only contribution is going for the same header as douglas luiz in the build up to spurs 95 minute winner
— Tom Hunter (@TomHunterAVFC) April 27, 2020
His signing smacks of Suso bringing in players above Smith, no way was he on smiths radar, we just got desperate at the last minute.
— GIGGS SHARMA (@GiggsSharma) April 27, 2020
Fingers crossed for that
— Jeffers (@Jeffersby63) April 27, 2020