With speculation earlier this evening linking Aston Villa with a short term move for Swansea City striker Borja Baston, the club confirmed that the deal had gone through ahead of the 11pm closure of the January transfer deadline.
Welcome to Aston Villa, @BorjaBaston! 🙌
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 31, 2020
The 27-year-old Spaniard comes into B6 as a free transfer having scored six times for the Liberty Stadium outfit in 21 appearances so far in the 2019/20 Championship campaign. The former Atletico Madrid player has a decent record across his career although undoubtedly his spell in Wales (which has seen two subsequent loan moves) could’ve gone better.
As we’ve all seen though, the battle for striker signings this month has seen some ridiculous moves and ridiculous fees agreed to, so Baston – much like Mbwana Samatta – has to be considered a bargain.
How much so, depends on his contribution now.
At least we have more depth upfront as we look to see out the campaign and secure survival and all in, it hasn’t been a bad window really all things considered, especially as our plans must have been disrupted by our recent injuries.
All eyes to Wembley and May now!
Welcome to the madhouse 👏🏻 we are behind you. 💜💙
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) January 31, 2020
— Ben 🇪🇬🏴 (@TrezeguetSzn) January 31, 2020
Aaaand it’s Baston Villa, Baston Villa FC
— Dani (@beds_villafan) January 31, 2020
I’ll take it
— Ravagez 190K (@ravagezonyt) January 31, 2020
— AJ🦁 (@AlexanderJenni1) January 31, 2020
Aaaaand it’s hi ho Baston Villa
— RedemptionSZN (@TheBreadman95) January 31, 2020
Sensible On A Free
Surely There Were Other Targets