Malaga target Borja Bastón as Sandro nears Everton move

Borja Bastón when he played for Eibar.
Borja Bastón when he played for Eibar. / EFE
  • The 24-year-old moved to Wales last summer in an 18-million-euro transfer from Atlético Madrid

The British press has reported that Sandro’s transfer to Everton is on the verge of completion after the Merseyside club reportedly paid his six-million-euro buy-out clause on Thursday.

With Watford also looking for takers for Adalberto Peñaranda after Malaga confirmed he was not in their plans, the club is hoping to seal a deal for Swansea striker Borja Bastón who has struggled to make an impression in the Premier League after his 18-million-euro summer move from Atlético.

The player wants to play for Malaga and is hoping to force the Welsh club into granting a loan move which could help them to recoup some of his transfer fee further down the line.

At this stage, Malaga officials are optimistic but accept that a move would be difficult.