Michael Laudrup has claimed that the only clubs who could possibly tempt the scintillating player away from the Liberty Stadium would be Real Madrid or Barcelona – widely regarded as the two best clubs in world football.
Whilst Michu has long been regarded as a good player in Spain, it has only been since his move to the Swans that the rest of the world and the Premier League has woken up to his potential. Michu has been the revelation of the season and yet again showed exactly why he is regarded so highly with his goals in the recent FA Cup third round tie with Arsenal and Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Given that you could buy approximately 25 Michu’s for one Fernando Torres, it is no shock that Laudrup claimed: “What he is doing, in terms of goals, is incredible, particularly when you think he’s never been a No 9. He’s always been an offensive midfielder coming from deeper. But one chance, one goal today. That’s incredible. You’d pay a lot of money for that.”
The manager – who Arsene Wenger claims landed Michu because of the Dane’s deft hand in the transfer market and knowledge of La Liga (slightly confusing as anyone who watched Revista de La Liga last season would have seen how good Michu was!) also stated that because of the economy now, not many clubs could afford Michu. “In Spain there are only two. Italy, I don’t think so. They’re trying to sell. Bayern Munich in Germany,” the former Mallorca manager said.
Given the £2.2 million striker has increased his value tenfold with his performances this term, this is probably an accurate estimation.