According to reports from Italy Swansea are looking to bolster their hopes of a second successful season in the Premier League by making a move for Getafe striker Miku.
The Welsh club, bolstered by the £15 million pounds attained from the sale of star midfielder Joe Allen to Liverpool last week, are looking to boost a strike force consisting of only Danny Graham, Leroy Lita, and Stephen Dobbie, the latter of whom is set to rejoin Blackpool after a successful loan spell.
Venezuelan international Miku –full name Nicholas Fedor – was in good form for Getafe last season, finishing with 12 goals in 33 starts for the club last season, helping them achieve a respectable mid table finish in La Liga, has been valued at €10M (£7.8 M) by the Spanish club, who will not want one of their key players to leave on the cheap.
New coach Michael Laudrup, is looking to boost his sides chances of avoiding second season syndrome in the Premier League by signing the striker, who he believes will help Swansea, who despite having one of the best defences in the league last season, were unable to reproduce that form on the other end of the pitch, managing only 44 goals last season, the sixth lowest in the league.
With Danny Graham and Scott Sinclair contributing to half of Swansea’s goals last year, and with Manchester City continuously linked towards making a move for Sinclair, using half of the transfer money from the Allen transfer on a striker may hinder more than enhance Swansea’s chance of survival this season. The possible loss of Sinclair would do nothing more than starve Graham and possibly Miku of the service they need to score the goals they lacked, particularly on their travels away from home, where they recorded only four wins with only 17 goals scored.
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