Spaniard Borja Baston looking for Michu-esque success in South Wales

Swansea's summer signing is keen to get started with his new club.

Spaniard Borja Baston looking for Michu-esque success in South Wales
On loan at Eibar, Borja Baston scored 18 goals in 36 La Liga appearances last season. (Photo: South Wales Evening Post)

After an injury followed his arrival from Atletico Madrid, Borja Baston could make his Swansea City bow this weekend - and he cannot wait to get started.

From Roberto Martinez to Angel Rangel, Swansea are a club who have boasted some fantastic Spanish talent in recent seasons too, and Baston is aiming to be the next success story in this category.

His inspiration? A certain Michu, who scored 18 goals in 35 league games back in 2012-13 following his move from Rayo Vallecano.

"I know Spanish players like Michu have done well with Swansea," Baston told the Express ahead of this weekend's clash with Chelsea. "I hope I can do the same.”

Borja Baston enjoyed an incredible season in Spain last season. (Photo: deportevalenciano.com)
Borja Baston enjoyed an incredible season in Spain last season. Can he continue that in England? (Photo: deportevalenciano.com)

Baston keen to be up there with the best

However, it's not just former Swansea players that Baston wants to emulate; he wants to show that he is as good as the plethora of star strikers in England.

I watched a lot of Premier League football when I was in Spain and I always wanted the chance to play in the competition,” he revealed.

His reasons to desire a move to England have only increased over the past few seasons too as he has watched big names transfer to and emerge from the Premier League.

You look and there are a lot of great strikers," Baston explained. "Guys I admire like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane.

There are a lot of quality strikers here. I want to show that I have quality too," he admitted.

A product of Atletico's renowned youth system, Baston made his first team debut at the end of the 2009-10 season when he was just 17-years-old, but never added to that one senior appearance at the Vicente Calderón.

He has shown what he is capable in loan spells away from the club, most notably scoring 18 goals in 36 La Liga games for Eibar last season. 

Now, he just wants to pick up where he left off in the white of Swansea: “My aim is to get started when I have the chance to play and score goals."