Swansea set £30m price for striker Michu
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed that forward Miguel Michu will not be sold for less than £30m following his call-up to the Spain squad on Sunday, reports ESPN.
Michu was chosen ahead of the likes of Fernando Llorente and Roberto Soldado to replace the injured David Villa in Vicente Del Bosque’s squad for Spain’s final two World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia, as the holders look to overcome France in the race for automatic qualification from Group I.
Since joining Swansea last summer for just £2m, Michu has turned out to be a revelation under Michael Laudrup, scoring 27 goals in 56 appearances. Last season he was most often played as a central striker, but since the arrival of Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem in July, he has played in his more preferred role behind the main striker.
The 27-year-old’s contract runs until 2016, but he has been linked with several clubs, although now the asking price will be at least £30m. Jenkins said: “We've seen with Tottenham and Gareth Bale that every player has a price. We are not in that bracket with Tottenham but they sold a top player. We are realistic about that side of things.
“” would say Michael (Laudrup) was about right with his valuation of Michu if you look at the current market, but this call up enhances that further. We know we have a very talented player and naturally we want to keep him.”
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