You are going to read and hear a lot about Napoli’s Edinson Cavani going to Manchester City over the coming weeks and months but there is already a cheaper alternative playing in the Premier League.
Michu is similar to Cavani in several ways; tall, strong, quick, good on the ball and plenty of others.
Despite the fact that Michu recently signed a new deal with Swansea, several newspapers are reporting the club could lose him for around £15 million this summer.
The contract guarantees Swansea a decent fee which is expected to be a lot less than the figure of £30 million that Michael Laudrup plucked out of thin air when he was pressured into putting a value on the Spaniard.
If Manchester City wanted to go after him, they could certainly afford him and they would be able to substantially increase his wage packet which is currently around £30,000 per week.
Michu would also find it very difficult to turn down such a high profile club that would offer him the chance to play in the Champions League each season and also have a shot at winning the Premier League.
The difference here is the reliability that Cavani guarantees and the superior experience that he has.
The Napoli front man has been there and done and he has been successful in the Champions League, which is a tournament that City will be looking to go after in the next few years.
Michu has only just come into English football and he’s started to play very well. If he maintains that over the course of the season, he is certainly going to attract the interest of some bigger sides.
Michu may of course decide not to go anywhere because Swansea certainly aren’t going to force him out of the club if he doesn’t want to go.
It would also be a battle for City to get him to leave because although the prospects are massive, there is no guarantee he’ll lead the attack in every game.
Plus, if Swansea continue to play well then a Europa League place is the minimum that they can hope for which means a form of European football. Not to forget, Swansea could win the League Cup at the end of this month.
Swansea have done well to get themselves some security but they are not out of the woods in terms of retaining Michu for several years just yet.
Would Michu be a good fit for City, or should they spend the really big bucks?
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