Report: Michu asks Swansea to release him, so he can join UP Langreo


The Spaniard has been training with the Spanish fourth-tier side for a few months.

Swansea City attacker Michu is desperate for a move to Spain and is hopeful that Swansea City will release him from his current deal at the club in order to make a move. However, according to Diario AS it is not a big team in La Liga that he wants to join. Instead he wants a move to UP Langreo. The Asturian side currently play in Spain's Tercera division, the fourth tier of Spanish football.

The report from AS suggests that the Swansea City forward has been training at Langreo for the last couple of months as he recovers from his long standing ankle problem.

He now feels ready to get back into action and wants to play with Langreo.

The report claims that Swansea would need to release the player and Napoli would also need to give him the thumbs up, as they were supposed to have him on loan until 2016.

If he does get the deal he wants Michu would play with Langreo until January, seeing if his ankle can handle the stresses of competitive football. If it does he will then try to find a move further up the ladder. If he doesn't, the likelihood is he will retire from the game.

Michu was once a revelation at Swansea. A bargain buy in 2012 from Rayo Vallecano he was a superb hit at the Liberty Stadium in the 2012-13 campaign. He scored 22 goals in 43 appearances in his debut season with the club, and earned a cap for the Spanish national team, but his second season was less productive.

He suffered with injury problems throughout the campaign and scored just six goals in 24 games.

He was loaned out to Napoli last season but failed to score in five appearances and did not play after an ankle operation in October.

Now the ball seems to rest in Swansea's court and surely they have nothing to lose by giving him the move he desires.

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