Borja Baston spent loan spells at Murcia, Huesca, Deportivo La Coruna and Zaragoza during his time at Atletico Madrid

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says talks over the future of striker Borja Baston will be a priority this summer.

The Spanish striker was the club’s record £15m signing from Atletico Madrid in August 2016.

But the 24-year-old has scored just one goal in 17 appearances for the Swans, starting only four Premier League games.

“He hasn’t had the kind of year that he or we would have liked for various reasons,” Clement said.

“But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a future here.

“We have to all talk about that and decide what we’re going to do for the best of him and the best of the club moving forward.”

Borja arrived at the Liberty Stadium having scored 19 goals on loan at Eibar in La Liga last season but has struggled for first-team action at Swansea.

Swansea’s American owners said in April that Borja’s future at the club would be decided at the end of the season.

“Certainly we had higher expectations for Borja Baston,” said Jason Levien, who bought a controlling stake in Swansea with Steve Kaplan last summer.

Swansea secured their Premier League survival last weekend when they won at Sunderland, while fellow strugglers Hull were thrashed at Crystal Palace.

The Welsh club play their final Premier League game at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday,


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