Swansea City are reportedly set to pay up the remaining seven months of Michu’s contract – leaving the once £25million-rated player free to find a new club.
Michu – a £2.2million signing from Rayo Vallecano in the summer of 2012 – has not played for the club since April 2013 after agreeing a season-long loan move to Italian side Napoli last term.
Plagued by ankle problems, his spell in Serie A was limited to just five appearances. He returned to South Wales at the end of the 2014-15 campaign – but has not featured for the club since.
Michu scored 22 goals in his first season at Swansea and was linked with a £25million move to Arsenal that year after really catching the eye.
He signed his latest contract with the Swans in January 2013, a deal keeping him at the Liberty until 2016, which now has seven months to run.
Now it seems chairman Huw Jenkins and the Swans board are set to settle the final months of the contract with the one-cap Spanish forward.
Jenkins revealed in the summer that the forward was unlikely to play for the club again and has since been linked with Spanish fourth division side Langreo.
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