Michu has played his last game for Swansea City, after Garry Monk confirmed the striker will not be part of his squad for the coming season.
The Spanish striker was a virtual unknown when the Swans signed him from Rayo Vallecano for just £2million in the summer of 2012, but he enjoyed a hugely impressive debut season in England when he scored 22 goals in all competitions. He was unable to repeat this in 2013/14, though, scoring just six times, and he spent last term on loan in Italy with Napoli.
Michu’s spell in Serie A, like his last campaign at the Liberty Stadium, was blighted by injury as he made just five appearances. The 29-year-old is now due back at Swansea where he still has a year left on his contract, but Monk has revealed that the striker will play no part in his plans for the coming campaign and has therefore likely kicked his last ball for the Welsh club.
“He won’t be with the squad this year,” Monk, who recently signed a new long-term contract at the club, told the South Wales Evening Post. “I spoke to him at this point last season, he wanted to go and felt that was right for him and I was happy to support him in that decision. I now think we have kind of moved on as a squad. We had a big transition last year.”
The Swans finished a record high of eighth in the Premier League last term with a record number of points (56), despite losing their top goalscorer in January when Wilfried Bony joined Manchester City for £25million. Michu may have hoped this would open the door for a return to the Welsh club, but Eder has since been signed to partner Bafetimbi Gomis in attack.