On this day: Swans sign Michu

20th July 2018

Swansea City completed the signing of Michu on this day in 2012.

The Spanish striker signed a three-year contract with the Swans, who paid £2 million for his services.

Michu hit the ground running in the Premier League, scoring twice on his debut in the 5-0 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers on the opening day of the season.

The goals kept on coming as the Spaniard also netted twice in the 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.

He was then on target in the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg, before scoring the second in the 5-0 rout of Bradford City in the final at Wembley.

Michu scored 22 goals during his debut season in SA1 and netted a further four during the Swans’ Europa League adventure the following year.

He spent the 2014-15 season on loan with Italian giants Napoli, before leaving the Swans in November 2015.

A persistent ankle injury forced him to retire from playing at the age of 31.

However, he remains involved in the game and was recently appointed as director of football at Spanish side UP Langreo, where his brother is the head coach.