Swansea City striker Borja Baston is on the radar of French outfit Bordeaux as they weigh up a loan move until the end of the season, according to L’Equipe.
Baston has struggled to nail down a regular spot in Steve Cooper’s plans in recent months despite his strong goalscoring start to the season, and it now appears the Spaniard has been made available for loan following the arrival of Rhian Brewster.
Brewster has started all three league matches in Swansea’s attack since joining on loan from Liverpool earlier this month, with this suggesting that Baston’s playing time will be further limited if he remains at the Liberty Stadium for the rest of the term.
It has now emerged that Ligue 1 side Bordeaux are targeting the out-of-favour frontman as they seek another striking option this month, with Baston having reportedly been made available for loan despite his contract expiring in the summer.
The former Atletico Madrid man has scored six goals in his 21 appearances for the South Wales outfit this campaign, but all these strikes came in the first nine games of the league season with Baston having now failed to find the net since September.
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Baston has been underwhelming in front of goal since his highly prolific start to the season back in August, and it would be no surprise to see the striker now move on from the club with Swansea being well stocked in attack at present.
Brewster’s recent arrival means he will now lead the line for Cooper’s side during the remainder of the campaign, while the likes of Wayne Routledge and Aldo Kalulu can also be used as back-up striking options if required.
There is no chance of Swansea extending Baston’s contract beyond the summer given his extortionate wages, with this meaning it makes little sense for Cooper to keep hold of the Spaniard for the rest of the season as he prepares for his SA1 departure.
This loan move would be good for all parties given Bordeaux could contribute a significant sum towards Baston’s wages, while it could also ensure the striker is getting regular minutes before potentially looking for a new club in the summer.