EPL End of Season Awards; Michu Bargain buy of the season 5

In the time of 50 million pound strikers and outlandish transfer fees, every once in a while a player pops up out of the woodwork and defies the odds, making themselves a hot commodity in the process. Swansea’s City’s Michu is one such player. The Spaniard, was a relative unknown before signing with Swansea, scored 18 of Swansea’s 47 Premier League goals during a stellar first season in English football. The midfieleder finished 5th in scoring behind the likes United’s Robin van Persie,Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Tottenham’s player of the year Gareth Bale.

Swansea's Spanish star Michu celebrates

Swansea’s Spanish star Michu celebrates

Manager Michael Laudrup has praised his striker’s contribution and described him as “the bargain of the season. Michu, with his goals and great attitude, has already while emerged as a fan favourite and cult hero in Swansea.
The Spaniard took the Premier League by storm since his £2.2m summer switch from Rayo Vallecano, recently signed a new four-year deal to extend his stay with Swansea City. The 26-year-old has committed himself for an extra season to the Swans and will now stay at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.

There has been lots of speculation about the striker, but Michu explains that “It was an easy decision to stay,”. “I am living a dream here at Swansea.” Explaining further that, “he has read and listened to all the speculation, but it doesn’t interest him, and that’s why I’ve signed a new contract”. Michu said, “I’m probably enjoying my football more than ever. It’s easy to play with this team. I’ve read and listened to all the speculation, but it doesn’t interest me, and that’s why I’ve signed a new contract.

“I’m happy here,” said Michu. “I’m enjoying myself too much because the team always tries to play good football. All I think about is the next game and helping Swansea be successful. This is my life.”

Michu, who can play as an attacking midfielder or centre-forward, became Laudrup’s third signing when he joined in July. Michu began his career with his local club Real Oviedo in the lower leagues, before moving to Celta de Vigo B in Segunda Division B in 2007.

Michu explained that, “I’m really happy here in the city with the people, the club and the fans. Everyone has been so nice to me since I arrived.