The Football Transfer Tavern is relatively quiet this evening with just the weekly darts tournament for entertainment in the bar.
However punters attentions are distracted when David Wright from The Express arrives to claim that Swansea City have valued star striker Michu at £30 million with interest building from both Arsenal and Liverpool.
Swans manager Michael Laudrup had insisted that he believed the Spaniard to be worth over £30 million only four months into his stunning debut season in the Premier League.
And now after the 27-year-old earned his first call up to the Spanish senior national team, chairman Huw Jenkins now agrees with his valuation for the striker who netted 18 times last season.
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.
“I would say Michael 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.”
Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for the former Rayo Vallecano man, who has netted five times this term, during the summer as Arsene Wenger looks to add to their current strike force. While Brendan Rodgers continues to track Michu with a view to a possible move if Suarez moves on.
Michu has been rewarded for his fantastic form with selection for the upcoming Spain internationals, and he said: “Every Spanish footballer dreams of this and it’s so difficult. Few people can wear the shirt of the best team in the world.
“Let’s see if fortune is with me and I can play, although I’m already grateful to be called up.”
Is Michu really worth as much as £30 million? Let us know your thoughts below.
[cat_link cat=”arsenal” type=”grid”]