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One in one out; Borja Bastón replaces Sandro in Malaga's frontline

Borja Bastón signs on a one-year loan deal from Swansea City.
Borja Bastón signs on a one-year loan deal from Swansea City. / Malaga CF
  • The forward, 24, couldn’t settle in the Premier League but will be hoping to recapture the form he showed during his time in LaLiga with Eibar

Malaga have completed their third signing of the summer after Swansea City striker Borja Bastón signed a year-long loan deal on Tuesday.

The deal agreed between the two parties is highly favourable for Malaga who have not had to pay a loan fee and will have a third of the player’s wages covered by the Welsh side.

The paperwork was pushed through in time for the forward to join his teammates for the start of preseason.

Bastón, 24, joined the Swans last summer in a 18-million-euro deal from Atlético Madrid on the back of a successful loan spell with Eibar for whom he scored 22 goals in 38 appearances. However, he failed to make an impact in the Premier League, appearing just 14 times.

His arrival on the Costa, came less than an hour after Premier League side Everton confirmed the signing of Sandro Ramírez. Malaga’s top goalscorer last season joins the Toffees after scoring 16 goals in all competitions and leading his country to the final of the under-21 European Championships.

The Canarian, 21, opted to head to England despite interest from Atleti after the Madrid side’s transfer ban complicated matters for all parties. Both had agreed to pay his six-million-euro release clause.