Michu claims everybody would love to join Celtic, comments on his future

Swansea City's Michu looks dejected

Spanish striker Michu was targeted by Celtic last summer.

Swansea City's Michu looks dejected

Former Swansea City star Michu has told The Scottish Sun that every player would love to play for Celtic - and says he is ready for a move to a big club.

The Spaniard, now 30, became a star in his native Spain with Rayo Vallecano, hitting 17 goals in 39 games to earn a move to Swansea City in the summer of 2012.

Michu - capable of playing as a striker or in attacking midfield - was then dubbed one of the biggest bargains in Premier League history having smashed 18 league goals in his first season at the Liberty Stadium, and another four in other competitions.

Michu - Hull City

However, that was as good as it got for Michu, as he struggled with form and injuries before being sent out on loan to Napoli for the 2014/15 season, and last summer he sprung a huge shock when he left Swansea for lowly Spanish side Langreo.

The Mirror even reported that Celtic had a move for Michu fall apart as he intended to retire, only to eventually sign for fourth tier Langreo, where he has hit nine goals in 15 games and regained his fitness.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conference

Now on the lookout for another big move, Michu has been asked by The Scottish Sun about a possible move to Celtic having seen his deal fall through last summer, and he claims that any player would love to join the Bhoys.

Former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is now in charge at Celtic, and whilst he didn't work with Michu in South Wales, the striker appreciates how good of a manager Rodgers is.

Michu added that he's now ready to make a big move elsewhere, and says he is happy to have dropped all the way down to Langreo last summer.

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"Celtic is a massive club both in Scotland and all across Europe, a team that every player would love to play for," said Michu. "I saw that Brendan Rodgers had become the new Celtic boss. He is a great manager. Obviously he did a fantastic job at Swansea in getting them into the Premier League and then doing so well with Liverpool when they finished second."

"It’s not been easy to recover from 14 months without playing a competitive game but I’m not having any more trouble with my injury and I feel I am ready for a new challenge and ready to return to playing amongst the elite. I've learned a lot from my brother and its been great to share a dressing room with players I've known my whole life."

"Just now I’m fully concentrated on helping Langreo achieve the objective we have of promotion to the third tier of Spanish football. After that I’ll go on holiday and then think about where I will go next. I'm really happy here I made the decision to come to Langreo," he added.

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