Napoli on the verge of deal for Swansea’s Michu

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It has emerged that Swansea City are in negotiations with Italian club Napoli over the future of their Spaniard Michu. BBC Sport say the questions remains as to whether the deal will be a loan move or a permanent transfer.

Michu signed for the Swans in 2012 under then manager Michael Laudrup for £2.2m from Rayo Vallecano. He was employed further forwards than he had been previously and it worked perfectly as he scored 22 goals in his first season.

Last year, Wilfried Bony joined him at the Liberty Stadium meaning the attacking duties would have to be shared, this saw Michu revert to his favoured role behind the front man. However, Michu suffered a number of injuries which ruined his campaign and goalscoring form.

The deal would represent a blow for the Swans though as they believed they could command a transfer fee of anywhere between £20-30m for Michu but this move to Napoli will be considerably less than that.

Napoli are managed by Rafa Benitez, former Liverpool boss, he is believed to be seeking a deal for fellow Premier League players Martin Skrtel and Pepe Reina (who was on loan at the Italians last season).

 

By Gareth Thomas | July 9th, 2014