Date: 27th April 2020 at 4:00pm
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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.

Was Baston...

Worth The Gamble

Worth The Gamble

Pointless Signing

Pointless Signing

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.

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.

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