Swansea man joins list of La Liga stars to struggle in the Premier League

Swansea City's Borja Baston looks dejected after a missed chance

Swansea's record signing Borja Baston is the latest player to arrive from Spain and fail to make an impact. Liverpool and Manchester United have also had their hands burned when bringing in those who have flourished in La Liga.

Swansea City's Borja Baston arrives before the gameSwansea City's Borja Baston arrives before the game

Former Atletico Madrid forward Borja Boston has scored one goal in 17 appearances since joining The Swans in August.

It's in stark contrast to the 24-year-old Spaniard's exploits last season, where he scored 18 goals in 36 La Liga appearances while on loan at La Liga side SD Eibar, subsequently earning him a transfer to England.

Borja isn’t the first player to struggle to meet expectations following success in La Liga, and here are a few more fellow strugglers.

Colombian Striker Radamel Falcao was regarded as one of the best forwards in the world, having honed his goalscoring for Atletico Madrid before moving to Monaco.

In 2014, he was signed on a season long loan at Manchester United, where he failed to live up to the hype surrounding him, scoring only six goals in 33 appearances.

Falcao went on loan to Chelsea the following season where he struggled even more, scoring only one goal in 12 appearances, before returning to Monaco.

Iago Aspas was promoted through the youth ranks at Celta Vigo, helping the Spanish club with promotion to the top tier in 2011/12.

He won an award for best forward in the Spanish Segunda, scoring 23 goals in 35 league appearances.

Liverpool bought Aspas in May 2013, where he was behind Philippe Coutinho in the pecking order and scored only a single goal in his 15 appearances for the The Reds.

Fernando Morientes established himself as a first team player at Real Madrid by the end of his first season, following a transfer from Real Zaragoza in 1997.

He continued to perform well for Los Blancos before falling down the pecking order in favour of Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, academy product Raul and Liverpool transfer Michael Owen.

After a successful loan spell at Monaco, he was signed for Liverpool in 2005 by then-manager Rafa Benitez.

Morientes never managed to achieve the heights of his Madrid days, scoring eight goals in his 41 games for the club, leaving at the end of the season to return to Spain with Valencia.

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