Premier League club Swansea City are ready to offload Spanish striker Michu and cash in on their prized asset as they look to strengthen the squad after the dismal performances of last season.
The former Rayo Vallecano forward has been mooted for a reunion with former boss Michael Laudrap at Qatari club Lekhwiya SC which has been looking to add some firepower to their squad. It was the Danish manager who brought Michu to English football while he was in charge of the Swans for a meager £ 2 million, having seen the player in action during his time as a manager in Spain.
Michu was easily one of the signings of the 2012/13 season as his goals were mainly responsilble for the club’s finish in the top half of the table as well as securing their first major title when they won the League Cup, beating Bradford City.
However, his form dipped immensely during the last season as he struggled with niggling injuries and the sacking of the manager and is also looking to move on to a fresh challenge.
Crystal Palace are credited with an interest in bringing the Swansea City to London but whether they have the financial power to land his signing is a different question altogether.
Italian giants Napoli and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are also keeping a close eye on the situation with Atletico looking for a replacement for Diego Costa who is almost certain to leave for Chelsea in the coming days.
Also showing interest are West Ham United as the club looks to play more attacking football this time around after disgruntled fans wanted their season tickets refunded and this gives Swansea City plenty of options as they hope a transfer tug of war could raise the player’s transfer price as well.