When the talk begins about the ‘bargain signing’ of the season, you can bet that Michu’s name will be up there. The Swansea City striker has been in absolutely dazzling form this season and can’t seem to stop scoring.
The fact that he cost the Swans just £2m last summer is the icing on the cake. He scored two goals against Arsenal last week and added another couple to his tally last weekend against Norwich City. That’s brought his total up to 12 goals in 16 games thus far this season.
I’m sure striker hungry clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool are looking in Swansea City’s direction with a rather envious gaze.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, both clubs have been linked to the 26-year-old in the run-up to the January transfer window. He’s a player that could improve both teams and the Swans may well struggle to keep hold of him when the transfer window reopens.
The Mirror claims that Brendan Rodgers will consider a bid for Michu, should Liverpool miss out on their top strike target, Daniel Sturridge.
The problem that the Reds face? Michael Laudrup has told reporters that he won’t consider selling the Spaniard for anything under £30m.
Naturally, this is just a manager trying to protect his player and prevent a bidding war. By inflating his price, Laudrup may well prevent clubs like Liverpool declaring their interest. The fact is, however, one half of a good season does not equate to a £30m price-tag. Laudrup must surely recognize that there’s a chance that Michu’s form could dip over the next year.
Should a fair offer for the player come in, I’m sure he’d be tempted to sell. Michu may also be able to force the issue, by declaring his wish to move to a bigger club. The Mirror claim ‘a more realistic bid of around £10m’ may tempt Swansea City into selling.
And at that price, I fancy that he’d make a rather decent back-up for Luis Suarez at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has been forced to take up much of the slack upfront for Liverpool this season and whilst he has done an admirable job, it’s clear that he needs some help in this regard.
I admit, it’s something of a gamble for Liverpool to pursue a player with so little experience at the top level. From what we’ve seen however, he’s the real deal.
In my opinion, he’d be an even better signing that Daniel Sturridge.
What’s your take? Would Michu be a good addition at Anfield?
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