Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to talk of Borja Baston leaving the club for Real Zaragoza after playing just 16 minutes in total.
Baston has previously played for Zaragoza, having scored an impressive 22 goals during the 2013/2014 season, but his time in England and especially with Villa, has been somewhat disappointing.
The 27-year-old moved to Villa Park on a free transfer in February, but he has made just one appearance, coming on against Tottenham Hotspur for a total of 16 minutes.
Formerly of Swansea City, Baston signed a six month deal with Villa but he is expected to be allowed to leave on a free this summer, prompting interest from his former club, as initially reported by Spanish daily AS.
The potential deal could depend on Zaragoza’s future with the La Romareda club looking to secure promotion to the Spanish top flight this season.
Sitting second in the Segunda table behind league leaders Cadiz, the club are hoping to maintain their promotion form when football returns after the pandemic.
Loads of Villa fans have been reacting to a tweet @villareport about Baston’s future, with one suggesting that signing him in the first place seems like a Suso signing that was done above manager Dean Smith’s head.
Fans shared the following responses:
Real Zaragoza are in negotiations to sign Borja Bastón on a free transfer. The deal will go through if Zaragoza are promoted back to La Liga. [as] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) April 27, 2020
Totally forgot we signed him as our annual random signing from Swansea.
— K4 Villan (@jguest86) April 27, 2020
I’ll always cherish the time when he came on as a late sub and played a vital role in us losing to Spurs in the last minute ☺️
— Phil Tait (@philtait1on1) April 27, 2020
Any other team, and they would have made a few million on this. Villa, its a free transfer.
— the lineup design (@TheLineupDesign) April 27, 2020
Fingers crossed for that
— Jeffers (@Jeffersby63) April 27, 2020
his only contribution is going for the same header as douglas luiz in the build up to spurs 95 minute winner
— Tom Hunter (@TomHunterAVFC) April 27, 2020
Don’t even know what to say to this
— Fake (@dougIasluiz) April 27, 2020
Him at jota.. everytime they are mentioned I think “ oh yeah, he’s our player “
— striker (@striker2fall) April 27, 2020
His signing smacks of Suso bringing in players above Smith, no way was he on smiths radar, we just got desperate at the last minute.
— GIGGS SHARMA (@GiggsSharma) April 27, 2020
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