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Five facts about new Swansea City signing Michu

Swansea City have beaten off competition from Manchester United and Liverpool to sign Spanish midfielder Michu for just £2 million.

What can we tell you about him?

1) Michu is a 26-year-old Spanish midfielder who signed from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, and at over 6 foot tall he is built for the Premier League.

2) He only spent one season at Rayo, playing more than 100 games for Celta Vigo before hand after joining the club in 2007.

3) He rose to prominence as one of the top scorers in La Liga last season, and scored a superb 17 goals from midfield.

4) Michu scored twice against Real Madrid last season, but his side lost 6-2. In the second game he played against them he was sent off. 

5) 'Michu' is just a nickname. His full name is Miguel Perez Castro.

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Will Michu prove to be one of the bargains of the summer?

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