Manager Laudrup confident Michu won’t fly Swans’ nest
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Michu is largely heralded as ‘the bargain of the season’ in England, having scored 16 goals in 25 matches compared to his cost of two million pounds. AP PhotoMichael Laudrup has insisted Michu will stay with Swansea during the January transfer after the Spanish striker put his side in sight of a place in the English League Cup final.
Swansea manager Laudrup described the forward as the “bargain of the season” following a 2-0 win away to European champions Chelsea in the first leg of their semi-final tie, the Welsh club’s first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1925.
Michu, signed for just 2 million pounds from La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, scored his 16th goal in 25 appearances this season to Swansea a 39th minute lead in west London on Jan. 9.
“We all know the situation, the economic situation in the world, so there really aren’t that many clubs who can buy him,” Laudup said. “And Michu likes it here. He’s happy where he is, so I’m really not afraid because I’m so sure he will stay with us for the next five or six months. I don’t know in the summer.”
“I don’t know how much he’s worth. Ask my chairman. He was the bargain of the season, we know that,” he added.
Swansea, who is close to a first major cup final appearance, will face Chelsea in the return leg at its Liberty Stadium on Jan. 23.