Borja Baston: Aston Villa sign striker from Swansea in free transfer

Borja Baston
Borja has scored six goals in 20 Championship appearances this season

Aston Villa have signed striker Borja Baston from Swansea City on a free transfer.

Borja, a £15.5m signing from Atletico Madrid in 2016, has struggled for game-time this season and was allowed to leave Swansea because of his wages.

The 27-year-old's Liberty Stadium contract was due to expire this summer.

Borja started the campaign by scoring five goals in five matches but lost his place in Steve Cooper's side in the autumn.

The Spaniard, who also had loan spells at Malaga and Alaves, forms part of a move by Villa manager Dean Smith to strengthen his attacking options.

Smith has also signed striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk for £8.5m during the January transfer window, after record signing Wesley suffered a knee injury in Villa's win over Burnley earlier this month.

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