ENGLAND/ OFFICIAL, Swans secure Spanish midfielder Michu for £2m
20.07.2012 16.53 by TM W
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Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has made his third signing of the new campaign by securing the signature of attacking midfielder Michu from Rayo Vallecano for around £2m.
The 26-year-old Spaniard, whose full name is Miguel Perez Cuesta, completed a medical at the Liberty Stadium late yesterday before signing a three-year deal which was completed this afternoon, subject to international clearance.
He returned to Spain last night, but is set to return and join his new team-mates on Sunday for Swansea’s 12-day pre-season tour of America.
The signing is a huge boost for Laudrup’s new Barclays Premier League squad after the 6ft 1in Spaniard scored 15 goals in La Liga last season to earn rave reviews.
His goal-tally saw him help save struggling Rayo from relegation and end the La Liga campaign as the division’s leading marksman from midfield.
“I’m very happy,’’ declared Michu. “I had other offers, but I really wanted to come to Swansea because of the coach (Michael Laudrup), the style of play and the Premier League.
“I’ve always followed the Premier League from Spain and I watched a lot of Swansea games last season. They played good football and I liked their style.
“I also know how Michael Laudrup’s teams play, so I’m looking forward to being part of that. The coach (Laudrup) was fundamental to me joining Swansea. I remember watching him as a player – he was a machine,’’ joked Michu.
“I’m a bit sad to leave Rayo because they gave me my chance in the first division in Spain. I will always be grateful to them for that.
“The supporters have also been good to me. That’s why I wanted to Michu makes his move
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