Forgotten Swansea City striker Michu has been linked with a shock move to Spanish fourth division side, UP Langreo.
The one-time Spain international is set to make a shock move to Spanish fourth divison side, UP Langreo after training in Asturias over the past few months.
After impressing on his Premier League debut campaign two years ago, Michu was linked to clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in a £30million move. Following on from a superb start, things didn’t go to plan for the Spanish forward as he picked up a number of injuries and struggled to be consistent with his form.
Michu made a £2million move from Rayo Vallecano in 2012. The talented forward became an instant fans favourite at the Liberty scoring 22 goals in all competitions. This allowed the striker to bag Swansea City’s Player of the Season award in the same season The Swans got their name on the Capital One Cup.
His second season didn’t represent the form he had shown during his first as the striker only scored six goals before being shipped off to Napoli in a loan move. Five appearances later and Michu returned to Swansea where new manager, Garry Monk revealed he had no plans to keep Michu at the club.
Over the summer a number of sides such as Celtic, Betis, Granada and Rayo Vallecano were keen to sign the striker but due to the plague of injuries he had suffered in recent years, nobody was willing to take the risk and splash out on the 29 year old.
There have been reports that Michu may be considering retirement, but after he was seen training with Langreo, it looks likely a move to Spain will be on the cards.
Hernan Perez, Langreo’s manager is Michu’s brother which could be a major factor in why the striker is willing to drop down to the Spanish fourth tier from the Premier League.
Swansea still need to allow the transfer to go through as they are commanding a fee for the striker instead of letting him leave on a free transfer. The move to Spain could be used as a form of rehab for Michu as he is currently recovering from an ankle injury.
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