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Valencia striker happy with Malaga link

mikuVenezuela striker Miku is perhaps not Valencia’s most sought after striker but the hitman, who excelled on loan at second division Salamanca last season, is interesting La Liga strugglers Malaga and the 24 year old is happy with the link.

Miku, who’s come through the ranks at Valencia, is yet to make a league appearance for the club although he scored a hat-trick in a Europa League clash against Stabaek this season. He’s previously been loaned out to a number of clubs and was the Second Division’s 7th top scorer last season with 15 goals for Salamanca. Despite his obvious promise Miku was ready to leave the club for Malaga back in the summer but was asked to stay by Valencia staff.

Malaga are having trouble themselves; despite enjoying a great first season back in the top flight last season which resulted in an 8th placed finish the Andalucians sit 19th in the table with just one win to their name all season. Malaga are playing well but they lack firepower and cannot take their chances. This, added to the expected loss of Nigerian striker Victor Obinna to the African Cup of Nations next month, has led to a search for a striker with Rodolfo Bodipo of Deportivo and former player Eliseu both linked with a move to the club.

Miku revealed that he hasn’t planned on leaving Valencia having agreed to stay there back in the summer but the limited playing time has made him reconsider his place there, he told AS

“Any option to play in the First Division is good. Like Malaga who I like for the city and because they’re a club with tradition. I prefer Malaga because the people are Latin like me, and better a place with nice weather than somewhere cold! I think Malaga have a good team and I think they’ll get away from the bottom of the table, they’re just lacking good results.”

Miku’s agent, Alberto Toldra, has also fanned the flames regarding the transfer. Speaking to SER Malaga he declared

“Anything is possible, Malaga is a very interesting option to Miku. He was ready to play at La Rosaleda [Malaga’s stadium] at the start of the season when Malaga got in touch with us. Miku wanted to go there but decided to stay after the Valencia management asked him to.”

Whether Valencia still want Miku around to act as cover for David Villa and Nikola Zigic is yet to be seen but the player is said to be keen to complete the move to the Liga strugglers who would be more than happy to have him.

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