Swansea City has finalized a club-record £15.5 million move for Spanish striker Borja Baston from La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
The 23-year-old Spaniard has signed a four-year deal with the Swans. The £15.5 million transfer fee sets a new club record, breaking the £12 million they paid for Wilfried Bony back in 2013.
“There is pressure, but it is good pressure,” Baston told Swansea’s official website. “I want to repay the transfer fee paid for me with good performances and results.
“It’s difficult to set a target of goals, but my mantra is take it goal by goal. Hopefully I can score a lot of goals.
“It is the most important decision of my career. I want to settle and spend several years here.
“I am very happy to be here. I am eager to contribute to the success of the team.”
Baston, who scored 18 goals while on loan at Eibar last season, is the 16th Spaniard to ever play for the club, and he looks forward to continue the tradition.
“There has been a lot of success with Spanish players here. I hope to do the same for Swansea,” he added.
“I played with Jordi in the youth levels with Spain. He is a very good player and it will be great to be in the same team as him again.
“It is great for me to have Spanish players in the team, but I want to learn English as quickly as possible to integrate into the team and get to know my team-mates.”
Baston could make his debut on Saturday when the Swans takes on newcomers Burnley at Turf Moor.
“I would love to play this Saturday, but I will have to speak to the manager to see if he wants me to be involved,” Baston said.