Michu explains why he rejected Aston Villa in January

The former Swansea star was just recovering from a serious ankle injury.

Back in January it was reported that Aston Villa were interested in bringing in former Swansea City star and one-cap Spanish international Michu on a free transfer from Spanish fourth-tier side UP Langreo

The Sun reported the potential move but Michu decided to stay where he was until at least the summer, despite playing for free.

Now he has spoken again about why he rejected Villa in January. Michu told l’Ultimo Uomo this week that he was never going to make a move to a high level team again until he gradually made his way back from a lengthy absence.

He stated:

“Yes (Aston Villa made me an offer) but I had very clear ideas about my short-term future. I would not have resumed playing at high levels without a gradual and concrete recovery. And here I am, in the fourth division.”

Michu might have helped Villa in their fight for survival, but it seems unlikely he would have saved them.

Michu was once a revelation at Swansea. 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 before a loan spell with Napoli saw him struggle with injury again, spending 14 months on the sidelines.

He is currently still playing for UP Langreo and it remains to be seen if a return to English football will ever be on the cards for one of the great cult heroes.

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