Miguel Pérez Cuesta, popularly known as Michu, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Swansea City in the Premier League. He started playing with local Real Oviedo in the lower leagues and then moved to Celta de Vigo B in Segunda División B in 2007. In his last two second level seasons combined, he scored 12 goals for the Galicians. On 27 July 2011, after his contract with Celta expired, Michu signed a two-year deal with Rayo Vallecano. He made his debut in the competition on 28 August, in a 1–1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao. On 20 July 2012, Michu signed a three-year contract with Premier League side Swansea City for a fee of £2 million. Upon his transfer he was given the number 9 shirt and this saw him in coming games playing as a striker. On his league debut on 18 August, Michu scored twice in a 5–0 away win against Queens Park Rangers. Michu stayed atop the goalscoring charts by netting the second in a 3–0 home defeat of West Ham United on 25 August and the second in the 2–2 draw against Sunderland the following matchday.
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Arsenal and Liverpool linked with Spanish forward Michu - Is he worth the bumper price tag?
Hailed as one of the bargains of the Premier League season when he arrived in south Wales, the lowly transfer fee that Swansea handed Real Vallecano for the services of Michu did little to excite supporters of the Welsh side. However, after 18 goals in the 35 games he appeared in during his debut season [...]The post